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Canada surpasses 600,000 COVID-19 cases as Quebec reports 2,546 new infections

Canada surpasses 600,000 COVID-19 cases as Quebec reports 2,546 new infections
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Quebec public health officials have recorded 2,546 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. Quebec also reported 69 more hospitalizations, for a provincial total of 1,294, 188 of whom are in intensive care.

In addition, 32 more deaths were reported due to the disease, including nine deaths in the past 24 hours, 22 deaths between Dec. 28 and Jan. 2, and one death that occurred at an unknown date.

Montreal Island was hit the hardest of any region with 1,128 new cases and nine more deaths.

In total, Quebec has reported 8,379 deaths due to COVID-19 and a total of 212,850 positive novel coronavirus tests since the start of the pandemic in March. Of them, 181,205 have recovered so far.

On Monday, health-care professionals administered 1,711 doses of the vaccine. As of Monday, a total of 30,473 vaccines have been administered across the province.

Over 600,000 COVID-19 cases have been registered in Canada so far. The country reached the stark milestone on January 3, with a total of 601,663 cases reported.

Quebec has seen the most COVID-19 cases of any province or territory, followed by Ontario which has reported 190,962 cases, and Alberta with 104,228 cases.

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