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Quebec reports 1,982 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths

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Quebec is reporting 1,982 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and four deaths linked to the virus.

The case tally falls just below Friday’s total of 2,013, which marked the first time since January that the province reported 2,000 new infections.

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The Health Department says the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations decreased by five to 251, with the number of patients in intensive care increasing by one to 63.

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Officials say 40,372 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours, including about 14,000 doses given to children aged five to 11 and 16,000 third doses given to people 70 and over.

On Friday, public health officials in Montreal said they suspect the Omicron variant has spread in the city.

The public health department said 14 cases of the new COVID-19 strain have now been detected on the island, only five of which are associated with travel outside the country.

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