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Quebec reports 151 COVID-19 cases, two deaths as hospitalizations drop

The Quebec government is reporting 151 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths due to the pandemic. 

Hospitalizations dropped by 12 to 215, while the number of people in intensive care fell by one to 58.

Quebec has reported fewer than 200 new cases a day for more than a week, and hospitalizations are less than half of what they were a month ago.

But Health Minister Christian Dubé says the average number of new cases is still higher than it was at the same time last year, ahead of a COVID-19 resurgence that took place in the fall.

He says Quebecers need to remain cautious and get vaccinated in order to beat the virus.

The province gave 97,000 more vaccine doses in the previous 24 hours and added several thousand from previous days to its tally, for a total of 6,697,703 shots administered so far.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 13, 2021

The Canadian Press