According to Health Minister Christian Dubé, 73 per cent of the province’s 18-29 year olds, widely criticized as being the slowest to adopt vaccination, now have either their first dose or an appointment for one. That same age group can claim 70 per cent coverage for a second dose. Dubé shared the statistic on Twitter Monday as an example of how people are getting on board with what he referred to as “the collective effort.”
The provincial population as a whole has now reached 84.7 per cent coverage for a first dose and 71.8 per cent for adequate vaccination.
The Province of Quebec reported 250 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday as a part of 759 that were recorded over the weekend, bringing the total number of people infected since the start of the pandemic to 379,439, and the number of active cases across the province to 1,857.
There was one additional death recorded over the weekend, bringing that total to 11,242, but hospitalizations decreased again, dropping by two to 55, with 14 in intensive care.
According to Quebec’s national institute of public health, the INSPQ, the Eastern Townships saw the number of active cases increase to 49 over the weekend, although details were not available on the specific breakdown of where those cases were located. A local update from the CIUSSS de L’Estrie-CHUS featuring information about local cases and the vaccination campaign is expected Tuesday morning. The number of hospitalizations in the region increased to five, with no one in intensive care.