Quebec reports 429 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths

·1 min read

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 429 new COVID-19 cases today, along with two more deaths related to the virus.

Health officials say hospitalizations fell by five to 250, while the number of patients in intensive care dropped by three to 65.

The seven-day average of cases stands at 422.

Of the latest reported infections, 266 were among people who were either unvaccinated or who had only received a first dose within the past two weeks.

The province says it vaccinated 9,099 people on Saturday, including up to 5,729 second doses.

The province's public health institute says about 90 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 86 per cent are considered fully vaccinated with two shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 24, 2021.

The Canadian Press

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting