Quebec reports highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since September

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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 716 new cases of COVID-19 today and two additional deaths.

It's the first time since late September that the province has reported more than 700 new infections in a single day.

The Health Department says there were 205 hospitalizations linked to COVID-19, down 10 from the day before, and 40 people were in intensive care, a decline of two.

Authorities say 13,443 doses of vaccine were administered in the previous 24 hours.

According to the province's public health institute, 90.8 per cent of Quebec residents 12 and over have received at least one dose of vaccine, and 88.3 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.

The Health Department says 10 new cases were detected in private seniors residences Thursday, bringing the total number of active cases in those facilities to 70. There were no new cases detected in long-term care centres, where there are 44 active cases.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 12, 2021.

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

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