Quebec records 54 new COVID-19 cases as more Pfizer vaccine arrives

A server wears a face mask as she takes an order on a terrace at a restaurant in Old Montreal, Sunday, May 30, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

Quebec added 54 new cases but no additional deaths Tuesday as the COVID-19 health crisis continues.

Officials say there are currently 35 COVID-19 outbreaks in the province and five of them involve six or more cases.

Since the last update, the province gave another 88,600 shots of the novel coronavirus vaccine. To date, more than 9.5 million shots have been administered.

The government says 292,842 of the 324,090 doses of the Pfizer vaccine expected to land this week arrived on Monday. Since the immunization rollout began, Quebec has received upwards of 11 million doses of the vaccine.

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Health Minister Christian Dubé called on young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 to book their appointments. He said there are 90,000 people in that age group who have not yet received a first shot.

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“The teams are ready,” he wrote on Twitter.

The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations fell once again. There are 85 patients, a drop of three compared to the previous day.

Of them, the number in intensive care remains unchanged at 25.

Meanwhile, the latest screening information shows 11,556 tests were given Sunday.

The case count has reached 375,969 while the death toll stands at 11,231. The number of recoveries from the virus has surpassed 364,000.

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with files from The Canadian Press

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