COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Monday
Quebec registered more than 2,300 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend
- Quebec reported 1,038 new cases of COVID-19 and two deaths on Monday, as well as four deaths that occurred at an earlier date. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 94,429 confirmed cases in the province and 6,044 people have died.
- There are 532 people in hospital (an increase of five), including 92 in intensive care (an increase of four). Here's a guide to the numbers.
- 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.
Nurses blocked sections of the Jacques-Cartier Bridge in Montreal and the Quebec Bridge in Quebec City this morning.
Hundreds of union members with the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec say the pandemic is putting a strain on the health-care system and they want better working conditions.
Quebec reported more than 1,000 cases again on Monday. There are 92 people in intensive care.
Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé announced on Twitter Monday that Joliette, and much of the surrounding area, will be classified as "red zones" beginning Wednesday at midnight.
That means bars and restaurant dinning rooms will have to close and high-school students will have to wear masks while in class.
"In certain parts of the Lanaudière region, we're seeing an increase in community transmission, and we have to take the necessary measures to reduce the spread," Dubé said in a statement.
Top COVID-19 stories today
- It's time for Quebecers to start thinking about how to get through the winter, experts say.
- As the coronavirus cases mount in Quebec's regions, some hospitals are reaching a tipping point.
- Quebec wineries have seen a surge since the limitations on travel abroad spurred many to explore more of their own province.
- Social media companies are doing a clean-up of conspiracy-promoting accounts, including this popular Quebec one.
- How rapid tests work and why timing is critical.
- This is what you can and can't do while living in a red zone.
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.