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Quebec reports 33 COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations, ICU cases continue to drop

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Quebec is reporting 33 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Saturday as the number of hospitalizations and intensive care patients continues to drop.

The health department says hospitalizations decreased by 94 compared with the prior day to 2,447.

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The number of people listed in intensive care fell by three to 181.

Officials reported a 96-patient drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations Friday following a decrease of 93 on Thursday.

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The province is reporting 2,955 new cases confirmed by molecular testing, which is limited to certain higher-risk groups.

Quebec administered 46,030 doses of COVID-19 vaccine on Friday.

On Friday health officials said a major outbreak has been reported at the Royal Victoria Hospital C7 cardiology unit and asked that everyone who was there between Jan. 22 and Feb. 2 get tested.

–with files from Alessia Maratta, Global News

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