Quebec adds 739 new coronavirus cases, 13 deaths as hospitalizations drop

A pedestrian bundles up against the snow and COVID-19 in downtown Montreal, Monday, February 22, 2021. Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press

Quebec is reporting 739 new cases and 13 additional deaths, including one in the past 24 hours, tied to the novel coronavirus Tuesday as numbers continue to drop in the province.

The caseload has now reached 283,666. Recoveries, meanwhile, have topped 265,000 in the province.

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The COVID-19 death toll stands at 10,330 after health authorities found a death previously attributed to the virus was not linked to it.

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Hospitalizations related to the pandemic dropped by nine to 680. Of those patients, 120 are in intensive care units, an increase of three from the previous day.

The latest screening information shows 17,970 tests were carried out Sunday.

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When it comes to inoculation, 10,209 doses were administered Monday. In Quebec, 365,978 vaccines have been given to date.

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