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Quebec records over 500 new COVID-19 cases since Friday as daily cases continue to rise

Quebec is reporting 501 COVID-19 cases over the last three days as the daily tallies continue to climb above the 100 mark.

No new virus-related deaths have been reported. Of the 501 new cases, 154 were reported on Monday and the other 347 were from the Saturday and Sunday.

Health officials say 53 per cent of all new daily infections are in the 20 to 39 age bracket.

The province has reported an average of 139 new cases a day over the past seven days, up from an average of 57 new cases a day a week prior.

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Health officials say the test-positivity rate in Quebec was 1.4 per cent on Sunday, the highest it’s been since late May.

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The Health Department, which no longer provides COVID-19 updates on weekends, says hospitalizations stand at 61 on Monday, which is an increase of one person since Friday, with 17 people in intensive care — the same number as Friday.

As for vaccinations, 38,883 more doses were administered and added to the total of over 11.3 million shots doled out in Quebec.

Quebec’s public health institute says 84.6 per cent of residents 12 and up have received at least one dose of the vaccine.

So far 377,798 people in the province have contracted the virus and 365,451 of them have recovered.

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The province’s COVID-19 death toll stands at 11,241 since the start of the pandemic.

–with files from the Canadian Press

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