COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Tuesday
3 cabinet ministers, Plante in preventive isolation after Longueuil mayor tests positive
- Quebec reported 163 new cases of COVID-19 and zero deaths on Tuesday. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 63,876 confirmed cases and 5,770 people have died.
- There are 105 people in hospital (no change), including 15 in intensive care (a decrease of three). Here's a guide to the numbers.
- 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.
- Having trouble keeping track of what has reopened? Consult our list.
Quebec has announced a new, colour-coded regional alert system aimed at keeping the public informed about the state of COVID-19 in the province.
The new system comes as the province has seen an increase in the number of daily confirmed cases of COVID-19.
After recording 205 new cases Sunday — the highest number in more than three months — the province saw an even higher figure with 216 new cases Monday. The number of new cases dropped to 163 on Tuesday.
Top COVID-19 stories today
- A judge has decided not to temporarily loosen restrictions on who can access distance learning in Quebec.
- Three cabinet ministers and Mayor Valérie Plante are in isolation after the mayor of Longueuil tested positive.
- Experts sound the alarm as the number of new cases creeps upward.
- Office work could be changed forever by COVID-19. Here's why that matters.
- What the level of COVID-19 immunity in Canada could mean for the vaccine hunt.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- New or worsening cough.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
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.