Quebec reports under 100 COVID-19 cases for first time since last summer

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WATCH: As the population begins to receive their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Quebec's premier was among those in line for a second jab on Monday morning. As Global’s Brayden Jagger Haines reports, the premier shared not only a message of progress, but also a call to action. – Jun 21, 2021

Quebec is reporting 90 new COVID-19 cases Monday, marking the first time the province’s daily tally of infections has been under the 100 mark since last August.

As the situation continues to improve, health officials say there are no additional deaths attributable to the pandemic to report.

Health Minister Christian Dubé immediately took to Twitter to celebrate the latest drop in novel coronavirus indicators.

“This is great news and proves that vaccination and the gradual easing of measures are working,” he wrote.

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When it comes to immunization, another 60,990 doses of the vaccine were administered since the last report. So far, more than 7.3 million shots have been administered.

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Anyone who is 30 and older can now move up their appointment for their booster shot. Younger age groups will be able to do the same throughout the week.

Premier François Legault received his second COVID-19 vaccination Monday at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and urged Quebecers to get fully vaccinated.

Legault said the province is looking at different ways to increase the vaccination numbers of those aged 18 to 39, a group that has been more reticent about getting the shot.

Quebec Premier François Legault receives his second dose of Pfizer vaccine from Régine Laurent, former president of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FlQ), at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Montreal on Monday, June 21, 2021. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

Immunization is key to finding some normalcy again, he added.

“It’s important for vulnerable friends that they get two doses,” Legault said.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations related to the virus dropped by two to 168. This includes the number of people in intensive care units, which remains unchanged at 39.

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The latest screening information shows 16,307 tests were given Saturday in the province.

Quebec’s case count now stands at 374,011 while the health crisis has killed 11,191 people to date.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 361,000 recoveries have been recorded.

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with files from Global News’ Brayden Jagger Haines and The Canadian Press

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