Quebec reports 683 new COVID-19 cases, 5 more deaths

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COVID-19: Frustration mounts at CHSLD Herron inquest as witnesses fail to take responsibility
Frustrations started to mount at the coroner's inquest into the 47 deaths at the CHSLD Herron during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coroner is asking questions about why more wasn't done to help save the residents. As Tim Sargeant reports, no witnesses were willing to admit they made mistakes that may have led to the deaths – Sep 21, 2021

Quebec reported 683 new cases and five additional deaths Wednesday as the COVID-19 health crisis continues.

The number of hospitalizations related to the pandemic rose by six to 280. This includes five more patients in intensive care units compared with the previous day for a total of 91.

Health officials say 10,645 doses of the novel coronavirus vaccine were given in the past 24 hours. Since the beginning of the rollout, more than 12.7 million shots have been administered.

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The province’s public health institute said 89 per cent of Quebec residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 84.5 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.

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When it comes to screening, 31,996 tests were carried out Monday.

The province’s caseload stood at 404,974 in the latest update. In Quebec, 11,340 people have died over the course of the pandemic.

Recoveries from the virus, meanwhile, topped 387,000 as of Wednesday.

with files from the Canadian Press

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