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

Quebec recorded more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and saw another jump in hospitalizations.

More than 1,000 new cases reported as hospitalizations rise

Nearly all kinds of social gatherings are banned for 28 days in the Montreal and Quebec City regions. (Ivanoh Demers/Radio-Canada)
  • Quebec reported 1,052 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths on Friday. Six deaths that occurred between Sept. 25 and Sept. 30 were reported. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 76,273 confirmed cases and 5,857 people have died. 
  • There are 302 people in hospital (an increase of 27), including 49 in intensive care (an increase of three).
  • CBC Montreal is looking for health professionals who can help us cover issues surrounding the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Quebec. For more information, click here.

Quebec reported more than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday — the first time that milestone has been reached in the second wave of infections.

According to provincial data, during the first wave, the province's single-day totals exceeded 1,000 cases only five times. 

In red zones such as Montreal and Quebec City, parties and virtually all other kinds of gatherings are now banned. This weekend, police will be enforcing that ban and can issue $1,000 fines to those who do not comply.

Are you confused about what you can and can't do in a red zone? We've answered the most common questions we've received in the video below.

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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). 

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.

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


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