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Quebec reports 716 COVID cases, two deaths as province passes 4 million vaccine mark

Quebec is reporting 716 new cases of COVID-19 today as the province crosses the 4 million vaccine mark.

Officials also announced two additional deaths, both from the previous 24 hours.

Hospitalizations and intensive care numbers each declined by one to 508 and 119, respectively. 

The stable case numbers come as the province added 90,196 vaccine doses in the previous 24 hours and 2,234 from earlier to its grand total of 4,323,040 vaccines administered.

Health Minister Christian Dubé highlighted the fact that the province has now administered more than 4 million shots, and thanked health workers and Quebecers in a Twitter message.

Currently, the government says 48.2 per cent of the province’s population has received at least one dose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 16, 2021

The Canadian Press