Quebec adds 703 new coronavirus cases, 13 more deaths as intensive care numbers rise

In Quebec, officials are reporting 703 new COVID-19 infections and 13 additional deaths Wednesday.

The province has seen a total of 299,450 cases over the course of the health crisis. Meanwhile, there have been more than 282,000 recoveries to date.

The pandemic has led to the deaths of 10,570 Quebecers, but the tally was amended after a death that was previously reported was removed from the list following an investigation.

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The province has the highest death count in the country, representing nearly half of Canada’s fatalities related to the novel coronavirus.

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Hospitalizations dropped by one to 532. Of those patients, there are 107 in intensive care units, a rise of 16 from the previous day.

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When it comes to vaccination, 28,812 more doses were administered Tuesday for a total of 804,806 to date. The province has received 1,050,355 doses so far.

Quebec Premier François Legault has vowed that anyone who wants a shot will get one by June 24. The government is aiming to vaccinate all people who are 65 and older by mid-April.

The latest screening information shows 33,728 tests were given Monday.

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