- Quebec reported 871 new cases of COVID-19 and 34 more deaths on Tuesday, five of them in the past 24 hours. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 108,889 CConfirmed cases and 6,317 people died.
- There are 526 people in hospital (an increase of 27), of whom 85 are in intensive care (an increase of four). Here is a guide to the numbers.
- Are you having trouble tracking what’s closed now? Consult our list.
- CBC Montreal collects stories from Quebecers who have recovered from COVID-19. If you want to share your experience, please contact us.
Government of Quebec Some regions, including Quebec City and Montreal are improving while others, such as Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Mauricie and Lanaudière, are seeing an increase in the spread of the coronavirus.
Health Minister Christian Dube He said Tuesday that if regions outside of Quebec’s two largest cities could better contain COVID-19, the province would be in good shape.
Doctor Horacio Arruda, the provincial public health director, said the province is studying its own recommendations for masks, after the Public Health Agency of Canada recommended Canadians choose non-medical three-layer masks with a filter layer to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
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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 blocked nose.
- Digestive problems (such as nausea, diarrhea).
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.
Reminders to the 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.