- In Quebec, 2,546 new cases and 32 deaths were reported on Monday.
- Since the outbreak, there have been 212,850 confirmed cases and 8,379 deaths. The guide to numbers is here.
- The hospital has 1,294 patients (an increase of 69), of which 188 are in intensive care (an increase of nine).
- A total of 30,473 people were given 1,711 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.
Radio-Canada reports that Quebec is advising the government to impose a public health curfew in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, but Prime Minister Franசois Legalt has not made a final decision.
The first update of the year is scheduled for 5pm today, but has been postponed until tomorrow.
Sources told Radio-Canada that the Legalt government needed more time to explore its options and learn more details, and that a press conference would be scheduled for Wednesday at the same time.
In the past, the Prime Minister used afternoon press conferences to deliver bad news such as new locking measures.
Last month, the province enforced its strict public health rules from last spring, including closing schools and non-essential businesses during the holidays. Those measures will be completed within a week, but as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, many experts hope they will be extended.
Since last Wednesday, more than 2,800 cases have been registered three times in the province. According to provincial reports, about 8,400 Quebecs have died from the virus.
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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.