- There were 2,265 new cases and 37 new deaths reported in Quebec on Monday, seven of which occurred in the last 24 hours.
- Since the outbreak, there have been 194,930 confirmed cases and 8,060 cases People are dead. The guide to numbers is here.
- The hospital has 1,124 people (up to 39) and 150 in intensive care (an increase of one).
- A total of 19,643 people were given 2,327 doses of the vaccine yesterday.
- CBC has been collecting Montreal stories from Quebecs surviving COVID-19. If you would like to share your experience, please get in touch.
As Canada’s COVID-19 death toll exceeds 15,000, the number of new cases and hospitalizations in Quebec continues to rise.
With meetings banned in most parts of the province, Quebec City police say they issued 41 tickets over the Christmas weekend. The Montreal Police Service is expected to provide an update on tickets issued in the city this morning.
“It looks like we’re in the middle of a big, raging wildfire right now,” said Dr. Matthew Otten, a physician in the infectious diseases unit at the Jewish General Hospital.
“People should do their best to prevent the fire from getting worse.”
Quebec Health Minister Christian DuPay and the province’s director of public health, Dr. Horacio Aruda, will present an update at 1 p.m. You can watch it live here.
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- Fresh or bad cough.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Sudden loss of smell without a runny nose.
- Gastrointestinal problems (nausea, diarrhea, etc.).
If you think you may have COVID-19, the government asks you to call 1‑877‑644‑4545 to schedule an appointment at a screening clinic.
Quebec government reminders to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
- Wash your hands often.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Cover the mask or face Physical distance is not possible. Wearing a mask is mandatory in closed public places throughout the province.
- Stay at least two meters away from others as much as possible.
- Self-isolation for 14 days after staying out of the country.