COVID-19: Quebec back below 100 new cases, 4 more deaths recorded

Quebec is reporting 96 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, marking the third time in the last four days that cases have dipped below the 100 mark.

Four more deaths attributable to the virus were recorded as well, bringing the total since the start of the pandemic to 11,202.

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Health officials, however, said none of the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours.

The situation in hospitals continues to improve with a total of 143 COVID-19 patients requiring treatment for a drop of 18 in the last 24 hours. Of those in hospital, 38 are in intensive care for a decrease of two.

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé took to social media Thursday morning to wish Quebecers a happy Fête nationale and thank them for their efforts throughout the pandemic.

“We can be proud of what we have accomplished in the past year,” he wrote on Twitter.

He also encouraged Quebecers to make one last little effort to go out and get vaccinated over the summer.

“Go get your 2nd dose,”  he said.

In a second tweet, Dubé pointed to a vaccination record with 116 720 doses administered on Wednesday.

To date, Quebecers have received 7,712,961 doses with 80 per cent of those aged 12 and over having received a first jab and 23 per cent having received a booster shot.

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