COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Tuesday
Premier says rising hospitalizations is putting holiday plan at risk
- Quebec reported 1,177 new cases of COVID-19 and 28 more deaths on Tuesday.
- Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 143,548 confirmed cases and 7,084 people have died. Here's a guide to the numbers.
- There are 719 people in hospital (an increase of 26), including 98 in intensive care (an increase of four).
- 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.
The number of hospitalizations is on the rise Quebec, putting the plan to allow gatherings over the holidays into doubt.
In spite of the fact red-zone restrictions remain in place, the daily average of cases in November climbed above 1,200.
At least 765 people died due to COVID-19 last month and more than 700 are in hospital.
Premier François Legault said he wants to see a reduction in the number of cases and hospitalizations — or gatherings will need to be cancelled.
He said a final decision will be made Dec. 11.
Top COVID-19 stories today
- The Maimonides Geriatric Centre transferred most of its patients with COVID-19 to local hospitals.
- The federal government has extended existing international travel restrictions until Dec. 21 to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Your scarf is not a facemask — and other COVID-19 winter rules from Montreal Public Health.
- The province is expected to announce guidelines this week for holiday gatherings involving seniors living in long-term care homes.
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.