The province of Quebec reported 478 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of people infected to 424,291 with 3,981 active cases. There were five new deaths reported, for a total of 11,490 since the start of the pandemic.
The total number of hospitalizations across the province decreased by three to 254, although 19 people were newly admitted. Of that total, 67 people were in intensive care; an increase of 1 compared to the previous day.
There were 331 active cases in the Eastern Townships on Thursday morning according to Quebec’s institute of public health, the INSPQ. The region also had 12 people hospitalized due to the virus, two of whom were in intensive care.
The next detailed update on the situation in the Eastern Townships is expected Friday morning.
Quebec administered another 14,376 doses of vaccine as of Thursday, although the overall vaccination rates remained unchanged at 90 per cent for a first dose and 86 per cent for a second.