COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Tuesday
Quebecers could have to show proof of vaccination for non-essential services if province sees rise in cases
- Quebec reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday and no new deaths in the past 24 hours.
- Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 375,262 confirmed cases and 11,218 people have died.
- There are 102 people in hospital (no change since yesterday), including 27 in intensive care.
- 97,125 doses of vaccine were administered in the province over the last 24 hours, for a total of 8,857,927.
- 81 per cent of the eligible population in the province (age 12 and up) have received one dose of vaccine, and 37 per cent have received two doses.
COVID-19 data is no longer updated by Quebec's Health Ministry on weekends or on public holidays.
Quebecers may have to show proof of being fully vaccinated to be able to access certain services if there is a surge of cases in the fall, the province's health minister says.
Christian Dubé said Monday there wouldn't be another lockdown in the event of a fourth wave. He said public health is expecting a rise in cases at the end of the summer as people head back to work in offices and as the delta variant could spread.
Dubé said there would be an announcement when the time comes, but that it may entice people who haven't been vaccinated to do so.
So far, two age groups in the province are slow to get their first doses. Only 67 per cent of 18- to 29-year-olds have received a first dose and 72 per cent of 30- to 39-year-olds have gotten one. Quebec's other age groups have surpassed the 75 per cent goal set by the province.
Youngest vaccine group must wait 8 weeks
While Quebec is encouraging adults to move up the date of their second vaccine doses, for now the province says that people in the 12- to 17-year-old age group must wait the full two months before getting their booster.
However, Quebec also says it is expecting its expert vaccine committee — Comité d'immunisation du Québec — to soon come up with new advice on the matter. So the rule may change again.
There are no longer any patients being treated for COVID-19 in the intensive care unit at the Cité de la Santé hospital in Laval.
In a social media post, the local health agency said the last patient with the novel coronavirus left the ICU on June 29.
As of Tuesday, there were 27 patients in intensive care units in the province.
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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, vomiting).
- Sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
- Generalized muscle pain.
- Loss of appetite.
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.
To reserve an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, you can go on the online portal quebec.ca/covidvaccine. You can also call 1-877-644-4545.