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Quebec reports 530 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations rise

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In Quebec, health officials reported 530 new cases but no additional deaths Monday tied to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis.

Health Minister Christian Dubé said of the infections recorded in the latest daily tally, there were 419 people who were not considered adequately vaccinated.

The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations went up by 11 to 160. This includes 64 patients in intensive care units, a rise of eight from the previous day.

Dubé said 20 of the 23 newly-admitted patients were not vaccinated against the novel coronavirus.

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The vaccination campaign saw another 12,066 doses of the vaccine administered since the last update. Quebec has given more than 12.5 million shots since the rollout began.

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When it comes to screening, 16,394 tests were given Saturday.

Over the course of the pandemic, the province has seen a total of 393,340 COVID-19 cases. The health crisis has killed 11,193 Quebecers to date.

Recoveries from the virus topped 374,000 as of last Friday.

With files from The Canadian Press

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