COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Tuesday
Situation in Quebec has stabilized, premier says
- Quebec reported 982 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 more deaths on Tuesday.
- Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 126,054 confirmed cases and 6,675 people have died. Here's a guide to the numbers.
- There are 638 people in hospital (an increase of 47), including 100 in intensive care (an increase of 13).
- 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 says he plans to give guidelines in the coming days for how loved ones can gather together, in limited numbers, over the holidays.
Legault said the situation has stabilized in much of the province, even if the rolling seven-day average remains above 1,000 cases per day.
"We'll announce our plan soon to allow everyone to prepare. But we'll have to be in a good position in December," he said Tuesday.
Legault said one possibility being considered in consultation with public health is to extend the winter school break by two weeks.
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- Most Canadians could be vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of next year.
- Quebec premier mulls temporarily closing schools this winter to reduce spread of COVID-19.
- A second school lockdown may be workable for some parents, but it won't be for all.
- Quebec reveals its $1.5 billion plan to kickstart an economy struggling under COVID-19 restrictions.
- As winter approaches, Quebec has yet to produce plan for ventilation in classrooms.
- The death toll has again begun to rise, with more than 700 deaths since school began in late August.
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.