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Canada's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 15,000

Canada's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 15,000
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Quebec public health recorded 2,265 new cases of COVID-19 and 39 more deaths due to the virus on Monday morning.

The 39 deaths pushed Canada past another grim milestone. Over 15,000 Canadians have now died of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic. Of those, 8,060 people were from the ‘La Belle’ province.

Meanwhile, hospitalizations in Quebec reached a new high as cases continue to soar. There are currently 1,124 hospitalized because of COVID-19, a total of 150 in intensive care.

Montreal has once again recorded the most new cases in the province with 946 infections on Dec. 27, followed by Montérégie (312 new cases) and Laval (127 new cases).

The total confirmed case count since the beginning of the pandemic now stands at 68,680.

Finally, the province confirmed that 2,327 vaccine doses have so far been delivered.

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