Quebec reports 45 fewer COVID-19 hospitalizations, 12 more deaths
Students in an elementary school get ready for class as Quebec students get back to school in Montreal on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Hospitalizations are continuing to improve in Quebec, dropping by 31 and bringing the total from 1,789 to 1,758.
The health ministry reported Sunday that the number of patients in intensive care has gone from 120 to 114, down by six; the number of deaths linked to COVID-19 is 12
1,197 new cases were confirmed via PCR tests, according to the government. By comparison, 1,736 were reported the previous day.
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14,508 doses of the booster shot were administered Saturday.
To date, 91 per cent of Quebecers ages five and up have received at least one dose of vaccine, 86 per cent have received two doses and 50 per cent have received all three.
Teens aged 12 to 17 are now eligible to register for their booster appointments.