Quebec reports 679 new COVID-19 cases, 1 new death

Quebec reported 679 new cases and one additional death Monday as the province continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The number of hospitalizations rose by three to 280. This includes 92 patients in intensive care units, an increase of five compared to the previous day.

Health officials say 8,489 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine were given in the past 24-hour period. Over the course of the campaign, the province has doled out 12.7 million shots.

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When it comes to screening, 24,415 tests were carried out Saturday.

Quebec’s case count stood at 403,704 in the latest update. The death toll from the health crisis has reached 11,326.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 385,000 people have recovered from the virus.

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