COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Tuesday
Sherbrooke prepares to enter red zone, provincial government won't lift restrictions
- Quebec reported 1,162 new cases of COVID-19 and 38 more deaths on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 117,151 confirmed cases and 6,493 people have died.
- There are 534 people in hospital (a decrease of six), including 82 in intensive care (an increase of six).
- Having trouble keeping track of what's now closed? Consult our list.
- 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.
Quebec Premier François Legault has ruled out the possibility of lifting red-zone restrictions early, with two weeks remaining in the second 28-day partial lockdown.
Legault said Tuesday the spread of the virus is particularly concerning in certain regions: Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Lanaudière, Mauricie-Centre-du-Québec and the Gaspésie.
The Eastern Townships, meanwhile, is set to enter the red zone on Thursday, joining much of the province in being subjected to heightened restrictions.
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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.
- Gastrointestinal issues (such as nausea, diarrhea).
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.