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COVID-19: Quebec reports 23 more deaths, 140 more hospitalizations for a total 2,436

Sign indicating the emergency entrance at the CHUM hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Friday, January 7, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Mario Beauregard

Quebec reported a rise in COVID-19-related hospitalizations on Sunday with 140 more patients admitted in the last 24 hours, along with 23 more virus-related deaths.

This brings the total number of hospitalizations in the province to 2,436.

Yet this data is according to Santé Québec‘s daily COVID-19 numbers sheet, which differs from the information on its site and the daily data listed on Quebec’s Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) website.

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Health officials reported 257 patients in intensive care, an increase of 12 from the day before.

Santé Québec data shows a 19.7 per cent positivity rate on the 51,374 COVID-19 tests processed in the last 24 hours.

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Paramedics transfer a person from an ambulance into a hospital in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. The Health Department says data from the last 24 hours indicates a 140-jump in hospitalization from the previous day, for a total of 2,436. The province is also reporting 11,007 new cases of COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
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Paramedics transfer a person from an ambulance into a hospital in Montreal, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

The province reported 11,007 new infections on Sunday.

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Authorities say 73,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours, including 66,679 third doses.

This comes as residents 40 and over are eligible to book their third COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday as the province continues to roll out booster shots to its general population.

— with files from the Canadian Press

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