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

Quebec recorded 303 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, marking the first time since May 30 the province has had more than 300 in day. Here's what you need to know.

Quebec reported more than 300 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday for first time since May 30

Quebec Premier François Legault holds up a face mask during a news conference in Montreal. (Graham Hughes/The Canadian Press)
  • Quebec reported 303 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. One additional death was recorded in the past 24 hours, and two additional deaths that occurred between Sept. 9 and Sept. 14 were also recorded. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 65,857 confirmed cases and 5,788 people have died. 
  • There are 130 people in hospital (an decrease of three), including 26 in intensive care (an increase 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 recorded 303 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, marking the first time since May 30 the province has had more than 300 in day.

The daily count has continued to climb back up in recent weeks, prompting Quebec Premier François Legault to urge the public to follow health guidelines and avoid social gatherings.

A leaked document offers a portrait of what life could look in a region under an orange or red alert level.

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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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