Quebec reports 451 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths as hospitalizations drop

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 451 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths due to the virus.

Hospitalizations in the province declined for a fifth straight day, with an overall drop of five to 255.

The number of people in intensive care remained unchanged at 68.

Health authorities say 3,447 first doses and 6,133 second shots of COVID-19 vaccines were administered since the last update.

About 90 per cent of eligible Quebec residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of a vaccine, and about 86 per cent are fully vaccinated.

The province completed 28,093 COVID-19 tests in the previous 24 hours.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct 23, 2021

The Canadian Press

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