- Quebec declared 426 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday and no new deaths.
- Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 380,833 confirmed cases and 11,242 people have died.
- There are 80 people hospitalized (a decrease of one), including 27 in intensive care (a decrease of one.)
- 47,771 doses of vaccine were administered in the past 24 hours for a total of 11,665,257 doses administered in Quebec.
- 85 percent of the province’s eligible population (aged 12 and over) received one dose of the vaccine and 73 percent received two.
COVID-19 data is no longer updated by the Quebec Ministry of Health on weekends or holidays.
Health Minister Christian Dubé said more details on the increase in daily cases in Quebec will be released today.
On Twitter Sunday, Dubé provided an informal update on the number of COVID-19 cases in the province, noting that public health officials are closely monitoring the increase in the province. He called on people to be vigilant.
The results of the day of the # COVID19 in Quebec reports:
▪️ 321 cases
▪️ 0 deaths
▪️ 50,789 doses administered
Full details will be given on Monday. We continue to closely monitor all regions, groups and age groups. We must not let our guard down.
1/3 of recent cases in Montreal linked to air travelers
Just as it did last winter, the province is calling on the federal government to tighten rules around air travel in hopes of slowing the growing spread of COVID-19.
Dubé wrote a letter to his federal counterpart, Patty Hajdu, asking him to review the quarantine rules and speed up testing for returning travelers.
As of July 5, citizens and permanent residents returning from abroad do not need to quarantine, but they are tested for COVID-19.
In his letter, Dubé told Hadju that it can take up to seven days for results to arrive.
“These delays mean that travelers who test positive but exempt from quarantine rules can become vectors of transmission,” Dubé wrote in the letter obtained by Radio-Canada.
Montreal Public Health said on Thursday that about a third of recent cases in Montreal are linked to air travelers.
Federal elections and the risk of COVID-19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will answer questions from journalists in Longueuil around 10 a.m. this morning. Trudeau is in town after announcing on Sunday that he had received approval from Governor General Mary Simon to launch a federal election.
As the campaign is underway and Canadians head to the polls on September 20, epidemiologist and cardiologist Dr Christopher Labos says that as long as public health measures remain in place and mail-in ballots and voting by anticipation are accessible, the election should be relatively low risk. .
“Politicians will, I hope, campaign largely outside the traditional venues of large political gatherings,” Labos said. “What we don’t want is a lot of people coming together in one place, because that’s how epidemics happen.”
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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
- New or worsened cough.
- Difficulty in breathing.
- Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
- Gastrointestinal problems (such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).
- Sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
- Generalized muscle pain.
- Loss of appetite.
If you think you have COVID-19, the government asks you to call 1 877 644-4545 to make an appointment at a screening clinic.
To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, you can go to the quebec.ca/vaccincovid online portal. You can also call 1-877-644-4545.
You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here.