More Quebecers getting first dose since vaccine passport announced: health minister
MONTREAL — Health Minister Christian Dube says more people are getting their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine since Quebec unveiled its plan to impose a vaccine passport starting in September.
Dube says in a tweet today a steadily increasing number of people got their first doses in the last three days, for a total of 26,000.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 case numbers continued to climb in the province, with health authorities reporting 426 new cases today.
No new deaths were attributed to the novel coronavirus, and the number of patients requiring hospitalization declined by one, to 80, with one less patient in intensive care, for a total of 27.
The province says it administered 47,771 doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the previous 24 hours, for a total of 11,665,257 since the launch of the vaccination campaign.
About 73 per cent of Quebecers over 12 are now considered adequately vaccinated.