Quebec reports 20 more deaths as COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to drop

Pandemic indicators continue to decline in Quebec as the province lifts its mask mandate on Saturday.

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According to data released Saturday by the Quebec Ministry of Health, the number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 fell by 63, from 1,754 to 1,691.

There are now 53 people in intensive care, six less than the day before.

Twenty new deaths were also recorded on Saturday, bringing the Quebec total to 15,276 since the start of the pandemic.

The province has recorded 798 new cases, but the case tally only includes people who have had PCR tests at government testing clinics. It does not accurately reflect the number of cases as it does not include the results of rapid home tests.

According to the VaccinTrackerQC website, 16,165 vaccine doses have been administered in the past 24 hours. The doses were mainly second booster shots.

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