Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported that Quebec counted 837 new COVID-19 cases, not 821.
Quebec on Saturday reported 821 new COVID-19 infections and three more deaths.
Health officials say about 80 percent of new infections involve people who haven’t been adequately vaccinated — meaning either not vaccinated or removed less than two weeks after the first dose. Is.
With 89 people in intensive care, the number of people hospitalized due to the virus is 264.
Quebec delivered 19,662 doses of the vaccine on Friday, and officials say 88 percent of Quebecers age 12 and older have received the first dose while 82 percent have received both shots.
More than 12.8 million shots have been given in the province since the start of the immunization program.
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Health Minister Christian Dubey said more than 1,000 health care workers had been vaccinated as of the October 15 deadline on Friday, so that all health care workers in the province could be immunised.
The province is firm on plans to adequately vaccinate all field workers by that deadline or face reassignment or suspension without pay.
The percentage of people 12 years of age and older who received the first dose is about 88 percent, while about 82 percent of the Quebec population received a second dose.
The seven-day rolling average for new cases is 751. There have been 402,283 cases and 11,321 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
-With files from The Canadian Press
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