COVID-19 updates: Quebec reports 55 new cases, lowest since August

The variety of lively instances in Quebec has dropped in 44 of the previous 45 days.

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Quebec reported solely 55 new COVID-19 instances in numbers launched Sunday, the bottom determine since final August, and one of many 5 lowest figures because the begin of the pandemic. It was additionally a second day with none extra deaths reported as linked to the coronavirus.

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The low variety of new instances brought on the variety of confirmed lively instances to proceed dropping over the weekend, the place it hit 770, its lowest determine since March 2020. The variety of lively instances in Quebec has dropped in 44 of the previous 45 days.

Knowledge from the well being ministry confirmed solely 100 folks in hospital linked to COVID-19, the second-lowest determine because the begin of the pandemic. Of them, 30 are in intensive care.

Montreal reported 50 new instances since Friday, and the quantity in hospital dropped by three to 56.

Vaccinations proceed at a fast tempo, with 80,849 doses administered on Saturday and 695,893 previously seven days. An all-time report was hit June 30 with 125,862 folks being given a vaccine dose. However greater than 93 per cent of these doses have been second doses, with solely 48,088 getting a primary dose previously seven days. Solely 71 per cent of the full inhabitants and 81 per cent of these eligible have at the very least one vaccine dose, and solely 42,806 have appointments to get one. There are 1.4 million individuals who nonetheless must be satisfied to get vaccinated within the province.

Because of giant shipments of the Moderna vaccine, Quebec has greater than 2.2 million doses obtainable to be distributed, and one other 1.5 million are anticipated this week. To enroll in a primary dose or transfer up a second, go to quebec.ca/covidvaccine.

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