- There were 1,897 new Covid-19 cases and 43 deaths reported in Quebec on Wednesday.
- Since the outbreak began, there have been 169,173 confirmed cases and 7,613 deaths. A previously recorded death is no longer the cause of COVID-19. The guide to numbers is here.
- The hospital has 975 people (an increase of 16) and 128 people (an increase of three) in intensive care.
- CBC has been collecting Montreal stories from Quebecs surviving COVID-19. If you would like to share your experience, please get in touch.
After launching its COVID-19 vaccine campaign in two long-term care homes, the province is preparing to expand its distribution, with a total of 21 sites starting next week.
Fifteen regions will have at least one vaccination site, including a total of eight Montreal, Laval and Montreux regions.
Across Quebec, elementary and high schools are now closed until January 11, and students are expected to continue their class work online.
Many parts of the province are now subject to strict COVID-19 restrictions as the yellow zones have been upgraded to orange and the orange zones to red, the highest warning level.
Sakune and Laurentians have become red zones, with restaurant dining rooms, bars, gyms, museums and theaters forced to close as a result.
The change is one of several measures announced by the Legal government in an effort to reverse the worrying trend of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths.
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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.