The latest news on COVID-19 developments in Canada (all times eastern):
Quebec is reporting 1,009 new COVID-19 cases today and eight more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, including two in the past 24 hours.
Health officials say hospitalizations remained stable at 481, and 108 people were in intensive care, a drop of seven.
The province said it administered 53,796 doses of vaccine Friday, for a total of 1,176,670.
Quebec has reported a total of 307,394 COVID-19 infections and 10,645 deaths linked to the virus; it has 7,617 active reported cases.
Ontario is reporting 2,453 new cases of COVID-19 today and 10 more deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says there are 814 new cases in Toronto.
She says there are also 411 new cases in Peel Region, 263 in York Region, 156 in Hamilton, 139 in Durham Region and 115 in Ottawa.
More than 61,000 tests were completed since Friday’s update.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published March 27, 2021.