COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Thursday
Cases at Jewish high school in Montreal force students to learn online
- Quebec reported 251 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths Thursday. An additional 248 from between Sept. 9 and Sept. 14 were also added to the total because of a delay in the entry of laboratory results. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 66,356 confirmed cases and 5,791 people have died.
- There are 136 people in hospital (an increase of six), including 29 in intensive care (an increase of three). 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 251 cases today, as well as an additional 248 that had previously gone unreported in Montreal.
Dr. Mylène Drouin, the city's public health director, said the additional cases were recorded between Sept. 9 and Sept. 14.
She blamed the delay on the increased demands on her team. The rise of cases has meant they have had to contact more people and that created a backlog in inputting data.
One of the outbreaks is at a private Jewish school in Montreal. Herzliah High School announced it would keep students home for the next two weeks after several students contracted COVID-19.
Top COVID-19 stories today
- Analysis: exploring the danger behind Quebec's anti-mask conspiracy theorists.
- Quebec bans sale of alcohol after midnight, but doesn't add further restrictions to harder-hit regions.
- Quebec hairdresser denies allegations of working while knowing she had COVID-19.
- Multiple provinces are seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases. What needs to be done now?
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.
- 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.