Quebec reports 96 more deaths from COVID-19 as hospitalizations rise, ICU stabilizes

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MONTREAL — The death toll from COVID-19 continues to rise in Quebec, with the province reporting 96 more lives lost.

Health officials say the number of people hospitalized with the virus rose by 110 to 3,195.

The overall number of patients in intensive care remained stable at 275.

The province reported another 6,705 cases of COVID-19, though officials have warned the real number is likely much higher because testing is restricted to high priority groups.

The test positivity rate was 13.3 per cent.

Health department data suggests more than 100,000 people received a COVID-19 vaccine in the previous 24 hours, including 99,615 third doses.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Jan. 15, 2022.

The Canadian Press

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