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COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Tuesday

On Tuesday, Quebec reported 1,007 people in hospital, including 26 in intensive care. Here's what you need to know.

Moderna plant will open in city's Saint-Laurent borough, minister announces

Patricia Gauthier, the executive director of Moderna Canada, was supposed to hold a news conference before the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montreal on May 26, but it was postponed. (Dado Ruvic/Reuters)

Editor's Note: CBC Quebec will be phasing out this daily COVID-19 file later this month. Until then, this file will be published at 11 a.m. on weekdays. To follow COVID-19 data yourself directly, figures are available here. If the COVID-19 pandemic experiences a resurgence, this daily file will return.

  • On Tuesday, Quebec reported 1,007 people in hospital, including 26 in intensive care.
  • The province reported six deaths. Since the start of the pandemic, 15,456 people have died.
  • The province also reported 3,818 health-care workers absent for COVID-related reasons.
  • 91 per cent of the eligible population in the province (aged five and up) has received at least one dose of the vaccine; 55 per cent have received a third dose and 14 per cent have received a fourth dose.

Moderna plant to open in Saint-Laurent borough

Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon says the pharmaceutical company Moderna will be setting up its vaccine production plant in Montreal's Saint-Laurent borough. 

The plant's exact location had remained unclear since the announcement in April that the company would settle in the Montreal area. 

Fitzgibbon was answering a question Monday to illustrate the attractiveness of Montreal when he gave the example of Moderna in the borough of Saint-Laurent.

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What should I know about COVID-19?

You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here

With files from Radio-Canada and the Canadian Press

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