Quebec reports under 800 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations rise

Quebec is reporting 798 new cases and two more deaths Monday as the COVID-19 health crisis continues.

Authorities say none of those fatalities attributed to the novel coronavirus occurred in the past 24 hours. The newly recorded deaths were retroactively added to toll.

The vaccination campaign saw another 38,187 shots administered. The province has given more than 3.2 million doses to date.

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When it comes to hospitalizations related to the pandemic, the number went up by 14 to 588. Of those patients, there are 151 in intensive care, a drop of six compared to the previous day.

The latest screening information shows 25,267 tests were given Saturday.

The case count, which remains one of the highest in the country, now stands at 352,678. The health crisis has killed 10,944 Quebecers.

The number of recoveries, meanwhile, has now topped 332,000.

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