MONTREAL — Quebec is reporting 875 new cases of COVID-19 today and no new deaths linked to the virus.
Health officials say COVID-19-related hospitalizations rose by 11 from the day before to 216, while the number of patients in intensive care remains stable at 48.
Of the new infections, 483 involved people who were either unvaccinated or who had received a first dose within the past two weeks.
The Health Department says 25,544 doses of vaccine were administered on Saturday, including 20,347 first doses given to children aged five through 11.
Officials say 85 per cent of Quebecers five and over have now received at least one dose of vaccine, including eight per cent of children five through 11.
Health Minister Christian Dubé shared a message from the World Health Organization on Twitter today, reminding residents of the importance of vaccination against the latest concerning variant named Omicron.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 28, 2021.
The Canadian Press