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Quebec reports 2,508 new cases of COVID-19 and 62 more deaths

Quebec reports 2,508 new cases of COVID-19 and 62 more deaths
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For the third day in a row, Quebec has registered more than 2,500 new cases of COVID-19.

Quebec public health officials reported a total of 2,508 new cases in the last 24 hours, and added 62 deaths to the total, including 17 over the past 24 hours.

Montreal Island was hit the hardest with 790 of today’s cases and 12 of the deaths.

“The situation is critical in our hospitals and the number of hospitalizations has not stopped growing,” Health Minister Christian Dubé said via Twitter.

The number of hospitalizations across the province now stands at 1,317, with 194 patients in the ICU.

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

As of this morning, 2,529 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been administered for a total of 32,763.

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