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Quebec is reporting 692 new COVID-19 cases today and two more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.

The Health Department says COVID-19-related hospitalizations rose by five compared with the prior day, to 204, and that 46 patients were in intensive care, also a rise of five.

Quebec’s public health institute says more than 88 per cent of residents aged 12 and up are considered adequately vaccinated.

Authorities say 3,582 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the province opened appointments today for booster shots for Quebecers aged 70 to 74, one day ahead of schedule.

On Thursday, Quebecers who received two doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be able to make appointments for boosters.

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