Quebec reports 882 COVID-19 cases, one death as hospitalizations rise

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 882 new cases of COVID-19 today and one more death attributed to the novel coronavirus.

COVID-19-related hospitalizations rose by eight from the prior day, to 211, after 27 patients entered hospital and 19 were discharged.

The number of people in intensive care remained unchanged at 46.

Health workers gave another 6,556 vaccine doses in the previous 24 hours.

Meanwhile, children between five and 11 started to get vaccinated today at mass vaccination centres.

Premier François Legault said on Twitter this morning that some 115,300 appointments for kids have been booked — up from 80,000 late Tuesday.

The province's public health institute says about 91.1 per cent of residents 12 and over have received at least one vaccine dose and that 88.8 per cent are fully vaccinated.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 24, 2021.

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