Quebec reports 591 new COVID-19 cases, two deaths as hospitalizations decline

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 591 new cases of COVID-19 today and two additional deaths attributed to the virus.

The Health Department says the number of hospitalizations declined by six to 244, while the number of patients in intensive care declined by one to 67.

Authorities say 8,120 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours, including 2,764 first doses.

The province's public health institute said Friday that 90.6 per cent of Quebec residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 87.8 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.

Authorities say there are currently 470 active COVID-19 outbreaks in Quebec.

The province has reported an average of 450 new COVID-19 cases a day over the past seven days.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 30, 2021.

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

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