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Quebec reports 2,641 new cases of COVID-19; and the highest number of hospitalizations since May

Quebec reports 2,641 new cases of COVID-19; and the highest number of hospitalizations since May
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Quebec reported 2,641 more cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours along with 47 deaths.

The total number of people infected in Quebec since the start of the pandemic now stands at 217,999. The total number of deaths is now at 8,488. Among those 47 newly reported deaths, 13 occurred in the last 24 hours.

There are 24,603 known active cases of COVID-19 in the province and according to the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux, there are currently 1,393 Quebecers hospitalized because of COVID-19.

Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased for a total of 202.

Montreal was hit the hardest, adding 846 new cases, for a total of 76,826 since March.

The province administered 6,221 doses of the vaccine on Tuesday, for a total of 38,984.

With numbers on the rise, Premier François Legault is expected to announce a stricter 3-to-4-week lockdown later today. La Presse is reporting that the lockdown would start Saturday and is expected to include schools, offices, construction, and the manufacturing sector.

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