- Quebec reported 877 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths on Tuesday, as well as seven deaths that occurred at an earlier date. Quebec announced it is subtracting 90 cases from the total that had been mistakenly reported earlier as positive. One death was removed from the total because it is no longer attributable to COVID-19. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 95,216 confirmed cases in the province and 6,055 people have died.
- There are 565 people in hospital (an increase of 33), including 100 in intensive care (an increase of eight). Here’s a guide to the numbers.
- Having trouble keeping track of what’s now closed? Consult our list.
- CBC Montreal is collecting stories from Quebecers who have recovered from COVID-19. If you would like to share your experience, please get in touch.
Cases of COVID-19 are steadily rising in some Quebec regions, including around the provincial capital, in the Montérégie and in Lanaudière.
More public health zones outside of Montreal are being classified as “red zones.”
On Monday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced Joliette and much of the surrounding area would carry the designation, beginning Wednesday midnight.
Bars and restaurant dining rooms will have to close and high school students will have to wear masks while in class.
The region saw its number of new cases nearly double last Thursday.
Dubé will hold a news conference with Premier François Legault and Dr. Horacio Arruda at 1 p.m.
You can watch it here live, as well as on the CBC Montreal Facebook page.
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- New or worsening cough.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
- Gastrointestinal issues (such as nausea, diarrhea).
If you think you may have COVID-19, the government asks that you call 1‑877‑644‑4545 to schedule an appointment at a screening clinic.
Quebec government reminders for preventing the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask is mandatory in enclosed public spaces across the province.
- Stay at least two metres away from other people as much as possible.
- Self-isolate for 14 days after returning from a stay outside the country.