Quebec reports more than 100 new COVID-19 cases again, hospitalizations drop


Quebec recorded 101 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday amid a slight uptick in infections in the province.

The latest daily tally marks the third consecutive day that the caseload is above 90, which is higher than earlier this week.

Since the last update, 96,034 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine have been doled out. Health officials say more than 10.5 million shots have been given to Quebecers to date, the majority of which were administered in the province.

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The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations fell by four to 67. This includes 21 patients in intensive care, which remains unchanged.

The latest screening information, which dates from Wednesday, shows 14,917 tests were administered.

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The total tally of cases has reached 376,530 while 11,239 Quebecers have died due to the health crisis.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 364,539 people have recovered.

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