Quebec reports 612 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 612 new COVID-19 cases, along with three more deaths related to the virus.

In a news release Sunday, health officials say hospitalizations fell by one to 296, while the number of patients in intensive care dropped by four to 80.

The seven-day average of cases is 546.

Of the latest reported infections, 400 were among people who were either unvaccinated or who had only received a first dose within the past two weeks.

The province's public health institute says about 90 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 85 per cent are considered fully vaccinated with two shots.

Health Minister Christian Dubé posted on social media Saturday that "important measures to reorganize services" will be announced this week ahead of the Oct. 15 deadline, after which unvaccinated employees in the health sector face suspension without pay.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published on Oct. 10, 2021.

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