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COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know on Friday | Nation World News

  • Quebec on Friday recorded 1,637 . informed of People in hospital (an increase of 55 from the previous day), including 62 in intensive care (a decrease of two from the previous day).
  • The province has tested positive for COVID-19 and 30. of 3,572 new cases registered Deaths.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 992,649 . have been confirmed cases, and 14,512 people have died.
  • The province also reported a total of 18,818,996 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 35,199 . Are included Dosage in the last 24 hours.
  • 91 percent of the state’s eligible population (ages five and older) received a single dose of the vaccine; 87 percent have received two doses, and 53 percent have received three doses.,

*New cases have been reported only to the Government of Quebec. Given the limited availability of PCR tests and the use of home testing kits, they are considered an underrepresentation of the spread of the virus.

*Quebec’s Ministry of Health no longer reports COVID-19 numbers over the weekend.

Quebec’s Interim Director of Public Health Dr. Luc Boileau will provide an update on the COVID-19 situation in the province on Friday morning.

Boileau will be accompanied by Marie-France Renault, a senior strategic medical adviser to the ministry and Dr. Jean Longtin, a microbiologist at the ministry.

The news conference comes after the province pushed back the end of the mask mandate and a fourth dose is set to be available to more Quebecers coming Monday.

fourth dose extension

Starting Monday, April 11, the fourth dose will be given to people 60 years of age and older.

At Tuesday’s news conference, Boileau called for caution among people age 60 and older, saying that most people currently hospitalized in intensive care are in that age group.

Elderly people age 70 and older are already eligible for a fourth dose of the vaccine.

Quebec public health officials are encouraging all Quebecers who have not received their third dose of the vaccine.

INESSS Hospitalization Estimates

The province’s Health Care Research Institute said on Wednesday that COVID-19 hospitalizations in Quebec are expected to increase over the next two weeks, and there could be 265 new admissions a day within that time.

but National Institute of Excellence in Health and Social Services (INESSS) does not predict that hospital capacity in the province will be overwhelmed.

“It’s not a dramatic situation for now, but we’ll have to keep an eye on the situation over the next weeks,” spokeswoman Olivia Jacques said on Wednesday.

“We still have the ability to regularize [COVID-19] bed,'” she said.

The institute has estimated that the number of patients with COVID-19 intensive care is also expected to increase over the same period, but is not expected to put significant strain on the health care system.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever.
  • New or worsening cough.
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Sudden loss of smell without stuffy nose.
  • Gastrointestinal issues (such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).
  • sore throat
  • Generalized muscle pain.
  • Headache.
  • Tiredness.
  • loss of appetite.

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.

To reserve an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, you can visit the online portal You can also call 1-877-644-4545.

You can find information on COVID-19 in the province and the situation in Montreal here.

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