Quebec reports more than 2,300 COVID-19 cases over the weekend

Sep 13 2021, 8:37 am

The Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux has confirmed 2,391 new COVID-19 cases since Friday’s update, with 639 being recorded in the last 24 hours.

To date, the total number of people infected in Quebec since the pandemic began has risen to 398,425.

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Public health has also reported four additional deaths over the past 72 hours.

Hospitalizations have increased by 14 since Friday and now total 227. Patients in intensive care have increased by three throughout Quebec to 75.

Over the past 24 hours, 13,034 vaccine doses were administered, amounting to 12,635,280 since December 2020.

Over the course of the pandemic, there have been 11,305 deaths and 380,825 reported recoveries.

As of September 1, the province’s vaccine passport is in effect, becoming the first of its kind in Canada.

Vaccination proof is verified through VaxiCode, available on iOS devices and Google Play.

Quebec Premier François Legault said the vaccine passport would be used for non-essential services and that “certain privileges” would be extended to fully vaccinated people in Quebec.

Legault says the uptick of coronavirus cases in the province is “worrisome.”

The government has also made the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all healthcare workers in the province.

The distribution of cases in Quebec by age group is as follows:

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The distribution of provincial deaths per age group is as follows:

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Canada’s COVID-19 death toll is now 27,204, along with over 1.54 million total cases.

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