Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports 2,508 new COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports 2,508 new COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec reports 2,508 new COVID-19 cases, 62 deaths

Quebec is reporting 2,508 new cases of COVID-19 and 62 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including 17 that occurred in the past 24 hours.

Health officials said today hospitalizations rose by 23, to 1,317 — the highest number of patients in hospital with COVID-19 since late May — and 194 people were in intensive care, a rise of six.

The province says 2,529 doses of vaccine were administered Monday, for a total of 32,763.

The test positivity rate in Quebec was 11 per cent on Jan. 3, the most recent date for which data is available, with 20,716 tests conducted.

Premier Francois Legault is scheduled to hold a press conference Wednesday evening with multiple media reports suggesting he plans to introduce a stricter lockdown in the province.

Quebec has reported 215,358 cases of COVID-19 and 8,441 deaths linked to the virus since the beginning of the pandemic.

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