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Quebec records 515 new COVID-19 cases as hospitalizations continue to rise

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Quebec reported 515 new COVID-19 cases but no additional deaths Tuesday as the health crisis continues.

Of the most recent infections, the province says 353 were among unvaccinated people or those who had received only one dose less than 14 days ago.

The number of pandemic-related hospitalizations rose by 11 from the previous day for a total of 171. This includes 68 patients in intensive care units, an increase of four in the past 24 hours.

Health Minister Christian Dubé noted on Twitter that 16 of the 21 newly admitted patients were not adequately vaccinated against the novel coronavirus, adding that those people should not prevent immunized Quebecers from returning “to a certain normality.”

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Since the last update, the province administered another 10,747 doses of the vaccine. More than 12.4 million shots have been given over the course of the immunization campaign.

About 87.8 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 82.1 per cent are considered fully vaccinated with two shots.

When it comes to screening, the latest information shows 17,887 tests were carried out Sunday.

Quebec’s caseload has reached 393,852 while the death toll from the virus stood at 11,293 as of Tuesday.

Recoveries in the province have topped 377,000 over the course of the health crisis.

—with files from The Canadian Press

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