Quebec reported 1,259 new circumstances of COVID-19 and 32 extra deaths on Friday. Two deaths beforehand reported are not attributed to the virus. Because the begin of the pandemic, there have been 129,699 confirmed circumstances and 6,774 folks have died. This is a information to the numbers. There are 624 folks in hospital (a lower of 27), together with 96 in intensive care (a lower of 5). Having hassle protecting monitor of what is now closed? Seek the advice of our listing. CBC Montreal is accumulating tales from Quebecers who’ve recovered from COVID-19. If you need to share your expertise, please get in contact.
The province will carry the ban on indoor gatherings for 4 days, between Dec. 24 and Dec. 27, permitting household and pals to get collectively to have a good time Christmas in teams of as much as 10 folks, no matter what number of households they arrive from.
In change, the federal government is hoping Quebecers will voluntarily self-isolate for every week earlier than and after that four-day interval, with a purpose to restrict a surge in COVID-19 circumstances.
“Permitting us to see one another for 4 days entails dangers,” Premier François Legault mentioned Thursday, throughout a information convention. “However we’ve to do not forget that household is on the coronary heart of who we’re. It’s on the coronary heart of our nation.”
The winter break for faculties is not going to be prolonged and lessons will resume on Jan. 4, with elementary college students heading again to in-person lessons, and highschool college students starting every week of on-line studying earlier than returning to lecture rooms the next week.
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What are the signs of COVID-19?
Fever. New or worsening cough. Problem respiration. Sudden lack of odor and not using a stuffy nostril. Gastrointestinal points (reminiscent of nausea, diarrhea).
In the event you suppose you could have COVID-19, the federal government asks that you simply name 1‑877‑644‑4545 to schedule an appointment at a screening clinic.
Quebec authorities reminders for stopping the unfold of COVID-19:
Wash your fingers continuously. Keep away from touching your face. Put on a masks or face masking when bodily distancing isn’t doable. Sporting a masks is obligatory in enclosed public areas throughout the province. Keep not less than two metres away from different folks as a lot as doable. Self-isolate for 14 days after coming back from a keep outdoors the nation.
You’ll find data on COVID-19 within the province right here and knowledge on the scenario in Montreal right here.