MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 178 new cases of COVID-19 today, the fourth consecutive day health officials have reported fewer than 200 new infections.
Officials are also reporting eight more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including one within the past 24 hours.
The Health Department says hospitalizations dropped by six, to 257, and the number of intensive care patients remained unchanged at 60.
Health officials say 74,208 doses of vaccine were administered Tuesday and about 76.5 per cent of those over 12 have received at least one dose of vaccine.
Montreal is reporting the highest number of new cases today, with 61, followed by the Chaudière-Appalaches region, south of Quebec City, with 21 new infections.
The government says it expects to receive 21,700 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 9, 2021.
This story was produced with the financial assistance of the Facebook and Canadian Press News Fellowship.
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