COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Wednesday
28 cases of COVID-19 confirmed at South Shore day camp
- Quebec reported 176 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths Wednesday. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 59,073 confirmed cases and 5,670 people have died.
- There are 190 people in hospital (a decrease of three), including nine in intensive care (an increase of one). Here's a guide to the numbers.
- Three SAQ retail outlets north of Montreal are closed until further notice, after employees tested positive.
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South Shore public health authorities say 28 children and staff who were at a day camp have tested positive for COVID-19.
In a letter sent to parents and people on a mailing list for the camp, the CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre said it suspects even more transmission via asymptomatic carriers may have happened at Charlot l'Escargot.
Last week, regional health authorities began investigating after a counsellor and multiple children who were at the camp tested positive for the virus.
All children and employees who were at the day camp between July 13 and July 21 must isolate at home for a minimum of 14 days from the last time they attended the camp.
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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.
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.