Quebec reports more than 400 new COVID 19 cases

Aneela SiddiquiWeb Editor

17th Aug, 2021. 09:22 am

On Monday, Quebec reported 409 new COVID-19 cases, as pandemic-related viruses in the province continued to rise.

The current daily tally is part of a total of 1,163 new cases reported in the previous three days, however, the province did not break down the numbers by the weekend day.

Since the last report, one more death has been related to the coronavirus health problem in the province.
Meanwhile, the number of people hospitalized as a result of the virus has increased by two since Friday, to 82. There are currently 27 patients in intensive care units, which has not changed over the weekend.

Since the previous report, another 36,570 doses of the vaccine have been delivered. More than 11.8 million injections have been distributed in Quebec.

As the government prepares to establish a vaccine passport system to access some non-essential services in September, Health Minister Christian Dubé advised young adults to schedule appointments.
“There are just 8,841 appointments left,” he said on social media, in order to get 75 percent of the 18-29 age range to obtain the first dose.

“We must continue to exceed our initial objectives, given the dangerousness and contagiousness of the Delta variant,” he said.

On Saturday screening of 14,634 tests were carried on. The number of cases in Quebec has risen to 381,996. The epidemic has killed 11,242 people in the province, but the tally was changed on Monday to remove a previously reported death following an investigation.

The total number of recoveries surpassed 367,000.

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