MONTREAL – Quebec is reporting 602 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths.
In a news release on Saturday, the province says 297 people are hospitalized with 84 of them in intensive care.
On Friday, the Quebec public health institute said there were fewer outbreaks of COVID-19 in the workplace for the second week in a row, which ended on October 2.
The health department says 13,738 doses of vaccine were given yesterday.
The public health institute says 89.8 percent of Quebec residents 12 years of age or older have received at least one dose of vaccine and 86.3 percent are considered adequately vaccinated.
Health Minister Christian Dube said groups representing healthcare professionals should make the COVID-19 vaccine a condition for their members to remain in good standing.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on October 9, 2021.
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