Quebec sees new COVID-19 cases jump above 400 again, hospitalizations drop

Quebec saw an uptick in COVID-19 indicators after the province reported 436 new cases and 10 more deaths Thursday.

It marks the fifth-straight day that numbers are below 500, but it’s higher than the 308 total reported on Wednesday.

Authorities say one death occurred in the past 24 hours while the majority of fatalities took place earlier this month. Two deaths are from an unknown date.

The province administered another 90,486 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine. So far, more than 5.2 million shots have been given over the course of the campaign.

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The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations fell by five to 394. This includes 96 intensive care unit patients, a drop of five.

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Quebec has seen 368,899 cases and 11,115 deaths in total since the beginning of the health crisis.

Authorities say recoveries, meanwhile, have topped 352,000.


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