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

The mayor of Longueuil tested positive, and Quebec has announced a new, colour-coded regional alert system aimed at keeping the public informed. Here's what you need to know.

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A woman wears a face mask as she walks by a sign for a COVID-19 testing clinic in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
  • 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. 

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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. 

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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