Quebec reported 308 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people
infected since the start of the pandemic to 368,463 and the number of active cases in the province to 5,128. Only four new deaths were reported, bringing that total to 11,105.
The number of hospitalizations across the province decreased by 16, to 399, but the number of people in intensive care remained unchanged at 101.
In the Eastern Townships the daily report dropped back down below 30 again with a report of 25 new cases. As a result the number of active cases in the region decreased to 414, with the largest concentrations still in the Granit, Sherbrooke, and Coaticook regions.
There were no new deaths reported in the region. The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 increased by three to reach 22, but the number of people in intensive care dropped by one, to four.
Vaccination in the province reached a total of 5,111,646 does administered out of the 5,829,449 doses received in total. 56.2 per cent of the provincial population has now received one dose, with 5.7 per cent now considered adequately vaccinated.
In the Eastern Townships overall first-dose coverage has surpassed the provincial average to reach 56.5 per cent. As of Wednesday morning, two days after the age group was opened up, 11,600 youth aged 12-17 in the region
had registered for their vaccinations, 1,000 of whom had already received their shot. There are 30,292
teens in that age group in the Eastern Townships.