Pace of vaccination to increase with focus on residences

Record Staff
Pace of vaccination to increase with focus on residences

After shortage over the last several weeks, Quebec Health Minster Christian Dubé announced on Twitter Monday that the province should be receiving more than 90,000 COVID-19 Vaccine doses from Pfizer this week. With the increased supply, he said the province will increase its rate of vaccination with the focus being placed on seniors’ residences.
Only 912 doses of vaccine were administered province wide on Sunday, for a total of 294,886 of the 310,425 doses received to date. So far only three per cent of the province’s population has received any kind of vaccination, and most of those have received only one of two recommended shots.
Although numbers have tended to be lower on Mondays for weeks now, this Monday’s report of only 728 new cases was the lowest since last September. The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the province has now hit 277,518, of which 9,885 are currently active. The readjustment of one death alongside the report of 16 more brought the total number of deaths linked to the virus in the province to 10,229, while general hospitalizations decreased by one to 804. Another four people were moved to intensive care, however, for a total of 136.
In the Eastern Townships 54 new cases were recorded, nearly half of which came from the Haute Yamaska area. The majority of the latter cases can be attributed to an ongoing outbreak at the J.H. Leclerc High School in Granby, where 17 new cases we reported Monday, and a new outbreak at the N.H. Parent Residence in Granby, where six residents and one employee recently tested positive. The ongoing outbreak at the Le Brunswick residence in Richmond also recorded another nine residents, bringing the total in that facility to 13 residents and two employees.
There were no new deaths reported in the Estrie region on Monday, but local Hospitalizations increased slightly, climbing to 23, while the number of people in intensive care remained stable at three.

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