Quebec reports 545 new COVID-19 cases, three more deaths –

People are shown at a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal on October 17, 2021.

By The Canadian Press

Sun., Nov. 7, 20211 min. read

MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 545 new cases of COVID-19 today and three deaths attributed to the virus.

Health officials say COVID-19-related hospitalizations dropped by two from yesterday’s numbers to 227, while the number of people in intensive care declined by one to 50.

The seven-day average for new cases stands at 558.

Of the latest reported infections, 333 were among people who were either unvaccinated or who had only received a first dose within the past two weeks.

Quebec says another 6,285 vaccine doses have been administered, most of which were given in the past 24 hours.

The province’s public health institute says about 91 per cent of Quebecers aged 12 and older have received at least one dose, while 87 per cent are considered fully vaccinated with two shots.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 7, 2021.