COVID-19: Quebec reports 56 more deaths, fewer hospitalizations

Quebec is reporting 56 more COVID-19-related deaths on Tuesday as hospitalizations drop to 2,380.

Health officials registered 151 new patients and 196 discharges, down 45 from the previous day, while the number of intensive care admissions remained steady at 178.

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Another 2,504 cases were added on Tuesday, but the number of cases does not reflect the current situation because official testing is reserved for high-risk priority groups including teachers and healthcare workers.

The latest data available shows that 69,480 tests were screened on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Quebe Cancer registered 69,480 rapid test results on the government website, of which 53,689 tested positive.

Vaccination work continues with more than 18 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine given since the campaign began in December 2020, including 32,507 shots given in the last 24 hours.

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Quebec has reported 885,696 cases and 13,551 deaths throughout the health crisis, while 838,185 people have recovered.

Quebec Premier François Legault will give an update on the situation at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday. He will be accompanied by Health Minister Christian Dubé and Interim Public Health Director, Dr Luc Boileau.


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