Quebec tracking 23 new cases of COVID-19 variants

Record Staff
Quebec tracking 23 new cases of COVID-19 variants

Quebec’s public health department is now listing a tally of COVID-19 variants confirmed in the province. As of Monday, there were 23 confirmed cases in Quebec, 20 of which are the B.1.1.7 or U.K. variant, two are B.1.351 or the South African variant, and one unspecified variant.
Of the cases, 19 were detected in Montreal, one in Laval, one in the Estrie and two were discovered in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region.
While the number of new variant cases remained stable at 23 in the last day, the number of presumptive cases across the province grew from 329 Sunday to 415 on Monday.
Quebec reported 805 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of people infected to 282,927 since the beginning of the pandemic. According to public health, 264,497 people have recovered. Eleven new deaths were reported, for a total of 10,318.
Hospitalizations increased by three, bringing the total to 689, and 117 people in intensive care, for a decrease of two.
Quebec administered 7,396 doses of vaccine Monday, for a total of 353,894 so far.
To date, 401,685 doses of vaccine have been received in the province.
In the Estrie region 13 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, bringing the local total to 11,388.
No new deaths were reported in the region, the total remained stable at 296.
The 13 new local cases reported were detected in Sherbrooke (6), Haute-Yamaska including Bromont (4), La Pommeraie (1), Coaticook (1) and the Val Saint-Francois (1) regional health sectors.
Granit, Des Sources, Memphremagog and the Haute-Saint-Francois sectors all reported zero new cases Monday.

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