- Quebec reported 896 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths on Sunday. Two other deaths, which occurred between 20 and 25 September, were also added to the total. Since the start of the epidemic, there have been 71,901 confirmed cases and 5,825 people have died.
- There are 216 people in hospital (one drop)., Including 41 in intensive care (decrease of four).
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Health Minister Christian Dube announced on Radio Canada that Montreal and Quebec City will be upgraded to the highest alert level for COVID-19 “in the coming days”. Everyone is talking about it Sunday night.
“Montreal and Quebec City are the hardest hit areas at the moment. They are very close to the red zone,” he said. “We will announce that in the coming days because I think we have reached that stage.”
Hard decisions lie ahead, Dubey said, but he did not elaborate on what exactly the red-zone restrictions would look like.
The province saw the largest number of new cases since early May on Sunday, with nearly 900 new cases reported.
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What are the symptoms of Covid-19 disease?
- A new or worsening cough.
- difficulty breathing.
- Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
If you think you may have COVID-19, the government requires you to call 1‑877‑644‑4545 to schedule an appointment at the screening clinic.
Reminder to Quebec government to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Wear a mask or face covering When physical distancing is not possible. Mask wearing is mandatory in enclosed public places throughout the province.
- Stay at least 2 meters from other people as possible.
- Self-isolation for 14 days after returning from a residence outside the country.
You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here.