COVID-19: Quebec reports 11 more deaths, 27-patient rise in hospitalizations

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 11 more deaths linked to COVID-19 and a 27-patient increase in hospitalizations in the past 24 hours.

The Health Department says 1,887 people in hospital have the disease, including 640 who were admitted specifically because of COVID-19.

There are 42 people in intensive care, a drop of three patients compared to the previous day.

The province reported 1,910 new cases through PCR tests, which are limited to certain high-risk groups, as well as 656 positive at-home rapid tests reported through a government website.

Authorities say 7,138 health network workers are off the job for reasons related to COVID-19.

The province has reported 15,737 deaths attributed to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 15, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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