Quebec logs 3 new COVID-19 deaths as hospitalizations see increase

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Quebec saw a slight increase in hospitalizations Tuesday as the province recorded three new deaths associated with COVID-19.

There were 1,351 people hospitalized with the disease, a rise of four. This comes following the admission of 45 patients while there were 41 discharges in the last day.

Intensive care unit cases totaled 47, a drop of nine.

The province also reported 417 new novel coronavirus cases based on PCR testing, which remains accessible only to certain high-risk groups.

On that note, 9,094 tests were administered Sunday, the most recent day for which that data is available.

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Quebecers continued to declare the results of their rapid tests, adding 219 in the last day. Of those, 183 were positive for the virus.

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The immunization campaign doled out an additional 2,301 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the last day. More than 19.8 million shots have been given to date.

Officials say 4,014 health-care workers were absent due to pandemic-related reasons.

The province has reported a total of 1,062,452 official cases and 15,357 deaths since the start of the health crisis.

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