Townships surpasses 80 per cent vaccination rate for first dose

Townships surpasses 80 per cent vaccination rate for first dose

Record Staff

The vaccination campaign in the Estrie is ahead of the province, with 80.5 per cent of the eligible population having received at least one dose of vaccine, compared to 73.2 per cent for Quebec as a whole.
The region reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. All four cases were in the Sherbrooke regional health sector. The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS is currently reporting eight active cases in the region, seven in Sherbrooke and one in Val Saint-François.
The province reported 73 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of people infected to 376,901. There are currently 803 active cases in the province.
No new deaths were reported yesterday. Hospitalizations were down by one for a total of 66, with 21 patients in intensive care. An increase of one from the day before.
At the federal level, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said yesterday the country has now received enough vaccine to to adequately vaccinate every eligible Canadian, over 66 million doses in total. He added that only half of one per cent of new cases are people who are fully vaccinated, encouraging anyone who has not done so yet to go get the shot.
According to media reports on Tuesday afternoon, Ontario may soon specify in its updates whether new cases reported are in vaccinated or unvaccinated people.

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