Quebec is reporting 715 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday and six more deaths attributed to the virus.
The tally falls one below the highest number of new daily COVID-19 cases since September, a mark the province hit on Friday.
Health officials say COVID-19-related hospitalizations dropped by seven from the day before to 198, while the number of patients in intensive care rose by four to 44.
Authorities say 2,305 first doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours on top of 4,005 second doses.
Quebec’s public health institute says 91 per cent of residents 12 and over have received at least one dose and 87 per cent are considered adequately vaccinated.
The provincial death toll now sits at 11,541.
Health Canada decision on whether to authorize COVID-19 vaccine for children expected in one or two weeks
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