COVID-19 in Quebec: what you need to know Wednesday

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  • Quebec reported 982 new cases of COVID-19 and 24 more deaths on Tuesday.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 126,054 cases have been confirmed and 6,675 people have died. Here’s a guide to the numbers.
  • There are 638 people in the hospital (an increase of 47), including 100 in intensive care (an increase of 13).
  • Finding it hard to keep up with what’s now closed? Check out our list.
  • CBC Montreal collects stories from Quebecers who have recovered from COVID-19. If you want to share your experience, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Quebeckers living in red zones shouldn’t expect the restrictions to be lifted anytime soon, but they should expect details in the coming days on how they can reunite with a limited number of people. loved ones during the holidays.

“There will be no big parties with 25 or 50 people,” Prime Minister François Legault said on Tuesday. “We’re trying to see how many people can congregate in a house without starting a new wave. ”

The province is also considering extending the winter break for schools after the vacation period, using the extra time to keep students at home, away from classrooms, to minimize the spread of the virus.

Legault said the situation has stabilized in much of the province, even though the seven-day moving average remains above 1,000 cases per day.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever.
  • New or worsened cough.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
  • Gastrointestinal problems (such as nausea, diarrhea).

If you think you have COVID-19, the government asks you to call 1-877-644-4545 to make an appointment at a testing clinic.

Reminders from the Government of Quebec to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wear a mask or mask when physical distance is not possible. Wearing a mask is compulsory in closed public spaces in the province.
  • Stay at least two meters from other people as much as possible.
  • Self-isolate for 14 days after returning from a trip 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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