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Quebec reports 719 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 719 new COVID-19 cases today, with two more deaths related to the virus.
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MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 719 new COVID-19 cases today, with two more deaths related to the virus.

Health authorities say hospitalizations dropped by four from Saturday's levels to 297, while the number of patients in intensive care remains steady at 90.

The seven-day average of cases is 703.

The Health Department says of the latest reported infections, 507 were among people who were either unvaccinated or who had only received a first dose within the past two weeks.

The province says 14,844 doses of COVID-19 vaccine were administered on Saturday

According to the province's public health institute, about 89 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 84 per cent are considered fully vaccinated with two shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 26, 2021.

The Canadian Press