Quebec sees 267 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Quebec is reporting 267 new cases and six additional deaths Thursday as the province continues to slowly reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The latest daily tally of new infections is the fourth consecutive day that it is under the 300 mark, a number not seen since last September.

The vaccination campaign saw another 88,625 doses of the novel coronavirus administered since the last report. So far, more than 5.8 million shots have been given.

Health Minister Christian Dubé is expected to give an update on the province’s immunization efforts in the afternoon.

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The number of pandemic-related hosptializations continued to drop. There are 23 fewer patients, for a total of 317.

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Of them, there are 68 people in intensive care units, a decrease of nine compared to the previous day.

Health officials say the latest screening information available shows 29,054 tests were given Tuesday.

Quebec has seen a total of 371,082 cases over the course of the health crisis. The pandemic has killed 11,144 people to date.

Recoveries, meanwhile, now stand at 356,582.

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