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

More regions are going green and Premier François Legault encouraged Quebecers to get their second shot, as he did this morning. Here's what you need to know.

Legault receives 2nd shot, encourages others to do the same

Quebec Premier François Legault receives his second dose of Pfizer vaccine from Regine Laurent, former president of the Fédération interprofessionnelle de la santé du Québec (FlQ), at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Montreal on Monday. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
  • Quebec reported 90 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday and no new deaths.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 374,011 confirmed cases and 11,191 people have died.
  • There are 168 people in hospital (an increase of two), including 39 in intensive care (no change). 
  • 60,990 additional doses, for a total of 7,404,597.
  • 79 per cent of the eligible population in the province have received one dose of vaccine, and 19 per cent have received two doses.

After receiving his second dose of vaccine this morning, Premier François Legault encouraged others to do the same.

While nearly 80 per cent of the eligible population has received a first dose of vaccine in Quebec, only 19 per cent have received two.

Legault said the province is looking at different ways — including a lottery —  to increase the lagging vaccination numbers of those aged 18 to 39.

Legault also said he welcomed the federal government's plan to reopen the border, and agreed with the policy of lifting the quarantine only for those who have been fully vaccinated and tested before and after arriving in the country.

Quebec recorded fewer than 100 cases on Monday for the first time since Aug. 28, 2020, when there were 98. The rolling seven-day average dropped to 128.

Pfizer delays

If you are looking to get a second dose, and received your first dose more than eight weeks ago, you can check to see which vaccine is available in your region here.

But given the delay in shipments of the Pfizer vaccine, Legault said people looking to move up their appointment for a second dose of that vaccine won't be able to do so for the moment. 

More regions going green

Four more regions are going green in Quebec today: Bas-Saint-Laurent, le Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, the Mauricie and the Centre-du-Québec.

In green regions, a maximum of 10 people from three households are allowed to gather together.

There is also a further loosening of restrictions related to things like dining and going to the movies. 

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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.
  • Gastrointestinal issues (such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).
  • Sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
  • Generalized muscle pain.
  • Headache.
  • Fatigue.
  • 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.

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

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