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Quebec adds 633 new COVID-19 cases, 7 more deaths

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Quebec reported 633 new cases and seven additional deaths Tuesday related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The province saw hospitalizations rise by three to 230. Health officials say 78 of those patients are in intensive care units, a bump of three compared to the previous day.

Another 15,213 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine were administered since the last update, including 14,116 in the past 24-hour period. More than 12.6 million shots have been given to date.

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When it comes to screening, the most recent information shows 21,079 tests were conducted Sunday.

The province’s public health institute says Laval, a large suburb north of Montreal, is the most affected region in the Quebec with 196.6 active cases per 100,000 people. It is followed by the neighbouring region of Lanaudière, with 113.4 active cases per 100,000 people. There are 72.6 active cases per 100,000 people in Quebec.

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Since the beginning of the health crisis, Quebec has recorded a total of 399,058 cases and 11,312 deaths.

The number of recoveries stood at 381,505 as of Tuesday.

with files from The Canadian Press

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