Quebec reports eight COVID-19 deaths, 434 new cases as hospitalizations drop

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MONTREAL — Quebec reported 434 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and eight additional deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

The Health Department reported the number of hospitalizations declined by 14, to 260, and 68 people were in intensive care, a drop of four.

The province has 4,662 reported active cases.

Authorities say 14,367 doses of vaccine were administered within the past 24 hours, including more than 6,000 second doses.

According to the province's public health institute, 90.3 per cent of Quebec residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of vaccine and 87.4 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.

The Health Department reported two COVID-19 outbreaks at provincial jails. As of Tuesday, the most recent day for which data is available, 55 detainees and 13 employees at the Rivière-des-Prairies detention centre in Montreal had active cases of COVID-19.

At the provincial jail in Sherbrooke, Que., east of Montreal, 33 inmates and one staff member had active cases of COVID-19.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 22, 2021.


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

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