Quebec records 639 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more death as hospitalizations rise


Quebec reported 639 new cases and one additional death Monday as the province continued to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of hospitalizations rose by 14 to 227. This includes 75 patients in intensive care units, which remains unchanged from the previous day.

Health officials say 13,794 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine were administered, including 13,034 in the past 24-hour period. The inoculation campaign has seen 12.6 million shots given to date.

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The most recent information shows 22,429 tests were given Saturday.

The province’s case count has reached 398,425 over the course of the pandemic. The health crisis has killed 11,305 Quebecers to date.

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Recoveries from the virus, meanwhile, topped 380,000 in the latest update.

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