Quebec’s COVID-19 caseload tops 375,000 as province adds 69 new infections


Quebec reported 69 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths Friday as the health crisis continues.

The latest information comes as the government announced last week it will no longer provide pandemic update on weekends and statutory holidays. The province reported a total of 162 new cases and seven additional deaths since June 30, but did not provide the exact numbers for Canada Day.

The immunization campaign shows another 96,567 doses of the novel coronavirus were administered since the last report, bringing the total number of doses given to more than 8.5 million.

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Hospitalizations related to the virus, meanwhile, dropped by three to 110. Of those patients, the number in intensive care units remains unchanged at 34.

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Health authorities say 17,464 tests were given since the last update.

The province’s caseload stands at 375,019. The health crisis has killed 11,217 Quebecers to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 362,000 recoveries have been reported.

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