Quebec reported 1,464 new instances of COVID-19 and 32 extra deaths on Thursday. Because the begin of the pandemic, there have been 136,894 confirmed instances and 6,947 folks have died. Here is a information to the numbers. There are 675 folks in hospital (a rise of 20), together with 90 in intensive care (a lower of three). Having bother retaining observe of what is now closed? Seek the advice of our checklist. 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 Quebec authorities is hoping the file complete of COVID-19 instances reported on Thursday was an aberration, with lower than 4 weeks to go earlier than what could possibly be the beginning of a four-day vacation gathering window.
The newest day by day case complete was 1,464.
“We have not seen this typically,” stated Well being Minister Christian Dubé, referring to the province recording greater than 1,400 instances in a single day. “However we have seen it, and [cases] stabilized proper after.”
Nonetheless, the federal government is reminding folks to assist comprise the unfold of the virus if it desires to collect with family members in the course of the holidays.
For now, the province’s plan permits folks to get collectively in teams of as much as 10 folks, twice, between Dec. 24 and Dec. 27, with Quebecers strongly inspired to remain at house as a lot as potential in the course of the week main as much as the four-day gathering window, and the week that follows.
Dubé stated the province remains to be hashing out its plans for visits to long-term care house residents over the vacations. He stated it’s not possible residents will probably be allowed to depart the houses to go to their household.
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What are the signs of COVID-19?
Fever. New or worsening cough. Issue respiratory. Sudden lack of scent and not using a stuffy nostril. Gastrointestinal points (equivalent to nausea, diarrhea).
In the event you assume 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 palms continuously. Keep away from touching your face. Put on a masks or face protecting when bodily distancing will not be potential. 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 potential. Self-isolate for 14 days after coming back from a keep exterior the nation.
You will discover info on COVID-19 within the province right here and data on the state of affairs in Montreal right here.