COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Friday
Premier warns Quebecers to avoid big parties during construction holiday
- Quebec has 57,142 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 5,647 people have died, an increase of 141 cases and one death.
- There are 260 people in hospital (a decrease of 17), including 16 in intensive care (a decrease of four). Here's a guide to the numbers.
- 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.
- Having trouble keeping track of what has reopened? Consult our list.
Quebec reported 141 new cases Friday, with concerns growing the reopening has led to a resurgence of the virus.
Health Minister Christian Dubé said Thursday if public health officials provide clear data linking the uptick incases to the reopening of bars, he could shut them down again.
Montreal's public health authority has confirmed there have been 45 cases tied to 14 bars so far.
Top COVID-19 stories today
- Quebec changes way of calculating who is considered recovered from COVID-19.
- Premier says private parties, not bars, are cause of increase in cases.
- Montreal health experts weigh in on the risks of daily life.
- Quebec's mandatory mask regulations come into effect tomorrow.
- Legault is optimistic Quebecers living near N.B. border will be allowed to cross.
- COVID-19 is taking a toll in prisons, with high infection rates, CBC News analysis shows.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- New or worsening cough.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
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.
- It is recommended to wear a mask or face covering, especially when physical distancing is not possible, in an indoor public space and on public transit.
- 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.