The Province of Quebec recorded 712 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total number of people infected to 303,051 with 6,755 active cases.
15 new deaths were registered for a total of 10,614, three of which were in the previous 24 hours.
There were 513 hospitalizations, an increase of 12 over the previous day, and the number of people in intensive care increased by 12 as well, to reach 114.
Monday’s report indicated that another 21,180 doses of vaccine had been administered, for a total of 966,566 out of the 1,050,355 doses of vaccine that have been received to date. This accounts for 11.4 per cent of the total population of the province. The total number of shots given in the Estrie region is now over 40,000. In Montreal the age limit to register for a vaccination appointment dropped to 60 on Monday, although it remained at 65 in the other regions of the province
The report from the Eastern Townships was the smallest it has been in recent memory, with only one new case in the Sherbrooke area. As of Monday there were 122 active cases in the Estrie region, a decrease of nine from the previous day, but there was one new death in the community, bringing that total to 319.
The number of people hospitalized locally for reasons related to COVID-19 decreased by two to 11, but the number of people in intensive care increased by one, to four.
Although it was once well into the 80s, the number of outbreaks being tracked in the Estrie region has now dropped to a total of four, none of which reported any new cases on Monday
There were no new additions to the province’s list of confirmed variant cases from Sunday to Monday, but the number of presumptive cases jumped by another 264 to 3,373. Of that total, 45 of the presumptive cases are in the Estrie region
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