Quebec reports more than 1,500 new COVID-19 cases again, 15 new deaths

Quebec is reporting 1,513 new infections and 15 deaths, including four in the past 24 hours, Thursday linked to COVID-19.

The case count has reached 332,544, one of the highest tallies in Canada. Recoveries, meanwhile, have topped 307,000.

The pandemic has led to the deaths of 10,778 Quebecers over the past 13 months.

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The number of patients in hospital rose by one to 661. Of them, there are 159 people in intensive care units, an increase of seven from the previous day.

The province’s vaccination campaign saw another 67,708 jabs given Wednesday. More than 2.1 million doses have been administered over the past four months.

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The latest screening information shows 42,694 tests were conducted Tuesday.

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