Quebec adds 84 new COVID-19 cases, 4 more deaths as hospitalizations fall

A woman arrives at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Montreal, on Monday, June 21, 2021. Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Quebec is reporting 84 new cases and four additional deaths Tuesday.

The latest daily tally of new infections marks the second consecutive day the count is under the 100 mark as the situation gradually improves. It is the lowest count since last August.

Of the four deaths recorded, health officials say one Quebecer died in the past 24 hours. Two deaths attributable to the health crisis occurred between June 15 and June 20 while one fatality took place before June 15.

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Since the last update, the rollout saw another 86,458 shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine administered. So far, more than 7.4 million doses have been given in the province.

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Quebecers who are 25 and older are also able to advance their appointments for the second dose and reschedule them online. Young adults will be able to do the same this week.

The province is expecting to receive an additional 546,990 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the coming days. A delivery of more than 1.4 million doses of Moderna is also set to land this week.

Pandemic-related hospitalizations remain on the downswing, with seven fewer patients for a total of 161. Of them, there are 40 in intensive care units, an increase of one from the previous day.

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Health officials say 16,367 tests were administered Sunday, the most recent day for which screening information is available.

The caseload now stands at 374,095 in Quebec. Over the course of the health crisis, 11,195 people have died in the province.

The number of recoveries from the virus has now topped 361,000.

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