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Quebec is reporting 25 more deaths linked to COVID-19 and a 26-patient drop in the number of hospitalizations associated with the disease.

The Health Department says 1,821 people are in hospital with COVID-19, after 117 patients were admitted in the past 24 hours and 143 were discharged.

It says 60 people are in intensive care, a decline of two from the day before.

The number of health-care workers off the job due to COVID-19 declined by 99 from Wednesday, to 6,412.

The province is reporting 767 new cases of the disease confirmed through PCR testing, with 8.6 per cent of tests analyzed Wednesday coming back positive.

Health authorities say 18,557 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours, including 15,894 fourth doses.

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