Quebec adds 425 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more hospitalizations

Students arrive for the first day of school in Montreal, Tuesday, August 31, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press

Quebec reported 425 new infections and one additional death Tuesday related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Health officials say there were 4,400 active novel coronavirus cases across the province, which is dealing with an evolving fourth wave.

The number of hospitalizations climbed by six for a total of 131. Of those patients, there are 36 people in intensive care units, a drop of one compared to the previous day.

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When it comes to screening, the most recent information available shows 16,453 tests were given across the province Sunday.

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The immunization rollout saw another 23,594 doses of the vaccine administered, including 22,000 in the past 24-hour period. Over the course of the campaign, more than 12.3 million shots have been given.

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Officials say 87 per cent of Quebecers who are 12 and older have received at least one shot and about 80 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.

Quebec has seen 389,224 cases and 11,286 deaths since the start of the health crisis. The number of recoveries topped 373,000 as of Tuesday.

with files from The Canadian Press

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