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COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Tuesday

The greater Montreal area, Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches region are now considered red zones under the province's COVID-19 alert system. Here's what you need to know.

Province saw its highest single-day jump in hospitalizations since May today

Montreal bars will close for 28 days starting Thursday. Some customers were soaking up the bar experience during Quebec Premier François Legault's Tuesday news briefing. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
  • Quebec reported 799 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths Tuesday. Five deaths that occurred between Sept. 22 and 27 were also added to the total. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 73,450 confirmed cases and 5,833 people have died. 
  • There are 247 people in hospital (an increase of 35), including 41 in intensive care (an increase of four).

The greater Montreal area, Quebec City and the Chaudière-Appalaches region are now considered red zones under the province's COVID-19 alert system.

This means residents will now be faced with new restrictions as the province tries to control the surge in cases, including the closing of restaurant dining rooms and bars, as well as a ban on home gatherings. 

The province saw its highest single-day jump in hospitalizations since May today, with an increase of 35 hospitalizations. 

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Quebec Premier François Legault responds to a question during a news conference Monday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

  • Fever. 
  • 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.

You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here

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