Quebec is reporting 14,494 cases of COVID-19 and 21 more virus-related deaths on Tuesday.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 196, taking the total number of people being treated in the hospital to 1,592. Four more patients were admitted to the Intensive Care Unit in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 185.
The province said that 46,999 COVID-19 tests were analyzed in the last 24 hours with a positivity rate of 28.1 percent.
There are currently 1,355 and 108,878 active outbreaks in the province. active infection.
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The COVID-19 death toll in the province stands at 11,781. The province gave another 69,983 doses of the vaccine in the last 24 hours.
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It comes as Quebec begins expanding booster shot eligibility to its general adult population today in an effort to combat the omicron variant on a large scale.
All adults 18 years of age and older will be able to book an appointment to receive their third COVID-19 vaccine shot before the end of January.
provincial government outlined a program After shortening the interval between the second and third shots by six to three months from today to January 21, according to age group.
Quebecers age 55 and older are the first group to be eligible starting today, with minimum age requirements reduced in five-year increments for the rest of the month.
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Less than 20 percent of Quebecers aged 5 and older had received a third dose as of Monday.
Canada’s armed forces announced Monday that they were deploying 200 personnel, mostly to Montreal and surrounding areas, to help speed up a provincial vaccination campaign.
-With files from Canadian Press
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