MONTREAL — Quebec reported three more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus on Monday and a 12-patient drop in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
The Health Department said 2,170 patients were hospitalized with the disease after 97 people were admitted in the past 24 hours and 109 were discharged. There were 78 patients in intensive care, an increase of three over the same period.
Health officials said 7,377 health network employees were absent due to COVID-19.
The province reported 906 new COVID-19 cases confirmed through PCR testing, with 9.2 per cent of tests conducted Sunday coming back positive.
Quebec has reported 15,009 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The province has started publishing data on fourth doses of COVID-19 vaccine, and officials said Monday about 10 per cent of residents aged five and older have received one.
About 94 per cent of the more than 802,000 fourth doses administered in the province have been to people aged 60 and older.
Authorities said 91 per cent of Quebecers over the age of five have received a first dose of vaccine while 54 per cent have received at least three doses.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 2, 2022.
The Canadian Press