Quebec reports 699 new COVID-19 cases, one death as hospitalizations remain stable

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 699 new COVID-19 cases and one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus.

Health officials said today the number of COVID-19-related hospitalizations was stable compared with Wednesday, at 138, but two more people were listed in intensive care, for a total of 42.

Quebec's public health institute says 87.2 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 81 per cent are adequately vaccinated.

Health Minister Christian Dubé is urging Quebecers to get vaccinated, tweeting today that hospitalizations and deaths linked to the virus are significantly lower compared with earlier waves because of high vaccination rates.

Officials say 20,952 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered in the previous 24 hours.

Quebec has 5,058 active reported cases of COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 2, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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