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COVID-19 vaccinations up, hospitalizations down in Ontario, Quebec

Last Updated May 7, 2021 at 10:00 am MDT

Canada’s two biggest provinces are continuing to ramp up COVID-19 vaccinations as they report lower hospitalization figures. 

Quebec hit a single-day record with more than 102,000 shots in the past day and has now given at least one dose to about 40 per cent of the population. 

The province reported 919 new infections today and five more deaths as there were six fewer hospitalizations and five fewer intensive care patients. 

In Ontario, nearly 144,000 doses of vaccine were given since its latest report — for a total of almost six million. 

The province is reporting 3,166 new cases of COVID-19 today and 23 more deaths linked to the virus.

Hospitalizations have dropped by 40 in Ontario.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 7, 2021

The Canadian Press