COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Tuesday
Moderna plant will open in city's Saint-Laurent borough, minister announces
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- 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?
- The current list of possible COVID-19 symptoms in Canada is long. Here's the list.
- If you test positive, you need to self-isolate for five days.
- Here's who's eligible for COVID-19 vaccines and boosters in Quebec.
- Masks are no longer required in most public spaces in the province.
- Quebecers 14 and older are eligible for a rapid test kit every 30 days, from their local pharmacy.
With files from Radio-Canada and the Canadian Press