Coronavirus: Quebec reports 1,754 cases of COVID as hospitalizations rise

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Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec tops 11,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 pandemic, 660 new cases
Coronavirus Canada Updates: Quebec tops 11,000 deaths linked to COVID-19 pandemic, 660 new cases

Quebec is reporting 1,754 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including two in the past 24 hours.

Health authorities say there are 14 more patients in hospital for a total of 583, with the number in intensive care rising by four to 138.

Montreal led the way with 428 new COVID-19 infections, followed by Quebec City with 410 and Chaudiere-Appalaches, just south of the provincial capital, with 220 new infections.

There are now 12,371 active cases in the province.

Quebec set another daily record for inoculations on Friday, administering more than 73,023 doses of COVID-19 vaccine.

More than 21 per cent of Quebecers have received a first dose since the immunization campaign began.

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