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Quebec reports 99 new COVID 19 infections, three more deaths linked to virus

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. Also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus causes COVID-19. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-NIAID-RML via AP

MONTREAL _ Quebec is reporting 99 new cases of COVID-19 today and three more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

The Health Department says all three deaths occurred before July 20.

Health officials say COVID-19-related hospitalizations dropped by one, to 71, and 21 people were in intensive care, unchanged from the prior day.

The province says 103,164 doses of vaccine were administered Wednesday, and Quebec’s public health institute says 58.6 per cent of residents 12 and older are adequately vaccinated.

Health Minister Christian Dube said today on Twitter 95 per cent of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 the week ending July 17 were not adequately vaccinated and 89 per cent of patients in hospital during that period weren’t either.

Quebec has reported a total of 376,429 COVID-19 cases and 11,238 deaths linked to the novel coronavirus.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 22, 2021.