Quebec reports more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 for fifth consecutive day


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Quebec added more than 200 new cases of COVID-19 to the provincial total for the fifth day in a row.

The Department of Health and Human Services has added 250 new cases of coronavirus to the tally in the past 24 hours and 759 cases since the government’s last update on COVID-19.

In June, the government announced that it would no longer release live numbers on weekends or holidays.

As of Friday, public health has added one virus-related death to the provincial total.

Hospitalizations have fallen by two to a total of 55 across the province since Friday, and intensive care patients have fallen by one, totaling 14 across Quebec.

During the last day, 29,657 vaccines have been administered for a total of 11,493,301 since December 2020.

During the pandemic, there have been 11,242 deaths, 379,439 confirmed cases, 3,928,031 negative cases and 366,340 recoveries from COVID-19.

Last week, Quebec Premier François Legault said he “would go ahead with a vaccine passport in Quebec” amid an increase in provincial cases.

Legault said the vaccination passport would be used for non-essential services and that “certain privileges” would be extended to people fully vaccinated in Quebec.

He said more details would be announced “in the coming days.”

The distribution of cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:

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The distribution of provincial deaths by age group is as follows:

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The death toll from COVID-19 in Canada is now 26,669, with a total of 1,438,743 cases.

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