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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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