Number of suspected cases involving novel coronavirus variants in Quebec rises by 86

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 805 new cases of COVID-19 today and 11 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including two within the past 24 hours.

Health officials say hospitalizations rose by three, to 689, and 117 people were in intensive care, a drop of two.

The province says it administered 7,396 doses of vaccine Sunday, for a total of 353,894.

Quebec's government-mandated public health institute says 86 more suspected cases of coronavirus variants have been detected in the province, for a total of 415 suspected cases. Quebec has confirmed 23 cases.

The majority of new COVID-19 infections reported today were in Montreal, with 416 new cases; Monteregie, with 109; and Laval, Montreal's largest suburb, with 97.

Quebec has reported a total of 282,927 COVID-19 infections and 10,318 deaths linked to the virus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 22, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

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