New daily COVID-19 cases in Quebec rise above 700 as hospitalizations drop

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 718 new cases of COVID-19 today and no deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials say COVID-19-related hospitalizations dropped by five from the day before, to 195, and that the number of patients in intensive care remained stable at 47.

Quebec has 5,897 active reported cases of COVID-19.

Authorities say 8,413 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 431 involved people who were either unvaccinated or who had received a first dose within the past two weeks.

The province's public health institute says about 90.9 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 88.5 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Nov. 17, 2021.

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