Quebec reports 426 new COVID-19 cases, highest daily total since late May

Quebec recorded 426 new COVID-19 infections but no additional deaths Friday as the country deals with the beginning of a fourth wave of the pandemic.

The latest tally comes amid a surge in cases and it is the highest reported daily case count in the province since late May.

Hospitalizations related to the novel coronavirus remained relatively stable. There are 80 patients in total, a drop of one in the past 24 hours.

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Of them, there are 27 people in intensive care units — one fewer compared to the previous day.

Since the last report, health officials say another 49,043 doses of the vaccine were administered. So far, more than 11.6 million shots have been given in Quebec.

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As of Friday, the province’s caseload stood at 380,833 while the death toll from the virus remained unchanged at 11,242.

The number of recoveries, meanwhile, surpassed 367,000.

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