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COVID-19 cases in Quebec back over 500 mark, another death reported

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Quebec is reporting 511 new infections of COVID-19 on Friday and one additional death.

Over the last seven days the province has averaged 430 new cases a day.

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Pandemic-related hospitalizations decreased by four in the last 24 hours with a total of 250 patients. Of those, 68 were in intensive care.

Quebec’s immunization program continues, with 13,844 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the last day. So far, more than 13,2 million doses have been given in the province.

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Since the start of the pandemic, the total number of people infected by the virus stands at 424,802, with 409,269  recoveries. To date, 11,491 Quebecers have died of COVID-19.

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On Thursday, the province reported 478 new cases and five deaths. It marked the second day in a row with 478 new cases.

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