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Quebec reports more than 100 new COVID-19 cases again, hospitalizations drop

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Quebec recorded 101 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death Friday amid a slight uptick in infections in the province.

The latest daily tally marks the third consecutive day that the caseload is above 90, which is higher than earlier this week.

Since the last update, 96,034 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine have been doled out. Health officials say more than 10.5 million shots have been given to Quebecers to date, the majority of which were administered in the province.

Quebec’s public health institute says 83 per cent of people over 12 have received at least one dose and 59.8 are considered fully vaccinated.

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Health Minister Christian Dubé urged adults aged 18 to 29 to book their vaccination appointments to keep the pandemic under control. He said only 70 per cent of that age group has gotten their first dose.

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“Young people must make a difference if we want to avoid using the vaccination passport,” he wrote on social media. “The variant is already present in Quebec. It’s all playing out now.”

Meanwhile, the number of pandemic-related hospitalizations fell by four to 67. This includes 21 patients in intensive care, which remains unchanged.

The latest screening information, which dates from Wednesday, shows 14,917 tests were administered.

The total tally of cases has reached 376,530 while 11,239 Quebecers have died due to the health crisis.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 364,539 people have recovered.

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with files from The Canadian Press

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