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Legault to be vaccinated Friday as Quebec hits one million vaccinations

Legault to be vaccinated Friday as Quebec hits one million vaccinations

As vaccination continues to ramp up across Canada, Quebec hit a huge milestone Tuesday afternoon as one million people have now received the vaccine.

"Over the next few days, we'll be close to 50,000 vaccine doses a day," Premier François Legault said at a press conference this afternoon.

The premier, who is 63, says he plans to get vaccinated himself this week.

“I asked my team to register me to get the COVID vaccine in Montreal on Friday,” he said. “I didn’t want to skip the line, so I am registering like everyone else.”

He added that he's not sure which vaccine he'll be offered, but he'll take whichever one he's given.

“You can come to see if I’ll be less scared than Christian [Dubé],” he joked. “I am ready to get vaccinated.

Quebec reported 656 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections since the start of the pandemic to 303,707 across the province.

The seven-day average of new cases now stands at 709 per day and there are currently 6,742 active cases in Quebec. Among them, there are now 704 confirmed coronavirus variant cases with an estimated number of presumed cases jumping to a total of 3,423.

Unfortunately, four new deaths were also reported, one of which occurred over the previous 24 hours.

The three other deaths occurred between March 16 and 21.

There are currently 519 hospitalized in the province due to the virus. Among them, 113 are in intensive care.

Over the course of the pandemic, 10,618 people have died in the province due to COVID-19.


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