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Quebec reports 760 new cases of COVID-19, eight virus-related deaths

TORONTO — Quebec is reporting 760 additional cases of COVID-19 today and eight new deaths linked to the virus, including two within the past 24 hours.

The Health Department says the number of hospitalizations declined by 21 to 509, while the number of patients in intensive care decreased by three to 120.

Officials say 98,567 doses of vaccine were administered on Friday, for a total of 4,230,520 since the immunization effort got underway.

Montreal reported 235 new cases, more than any other region in the province. 

Montérégie, southeast of Montreal, was the only other region to report more than 100 new infections, logging 122 in the past 24 hours.

The Bas-Saint-Laurent region, northeast of Quebec City, is the most affected area on a per-capita basis, with 198.2 active cases per 100,000 people. 

There are currently 87.4 active cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people in Quebec. 

The province has reported 362,580 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 11,032 deaths linked to the disease since the onset of the global pandemic. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 15, 2021.


This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.

The Canadian Press