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

  • On Wednesday, Quebec reported 1,238 . Reported People in hospital (an increase of 38 from the previous day), including 66 in intensive care (an increase of six from the previous day).
  • The province has 3,319 . Reported New cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, 967,769 . have been confirmed cases, and 14,365 People have died.
  • The province also reported a total of 18,648,742 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 17,145 . 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 test kits, they are believed to be an underrepresentation of the spread of the virus.

*Quebec’s Ministry of Health announced that it will no longer report its COVID-19 numbers over the weekend.

A top infectious disease expert in Quebec says as the sixth wave of the pandemic intensifies across the province, the government should do more to contain it.

On Thursday, Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubey said the mask mandate was still expected to be lifted in two weeks, despite the number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and the province’s director of public health differing views. Is.

But infectious disease specialist Dr. Cecil Tremblay said the government must do more to protect hospital capacity. She says the province’s health care system could soon be overwhelmed – once again – with 10,000 health care workers already out of jobs.

“I do not think so [government] The message is appropriate for the situation it is in right now,” Tremblay said, noting that it leaves the at-risk population to fend for themselves.

While she is not in favor of another complete shutdown, Tremblay is calling on the government to keep masking restrictions and reduce capacity in some businesses where the risk of infection is high, such as restaurants.

“The pandemic is not over and this sixth wave is probably going to be as bad as the fifth. We should at least have a sense of urgency,” Tremblay said.

More restrictions not part of plan: Health Minister

Quebec’s interim public health director says he is not ruling out the possibility of retaining the masking measure as well as reimposing some health measures in the wake of another surge in COVID-19 cases. But Health Minister Christian Dubey says the government has no plans to add restrictions.

Dr Luc Boileau said he would be monitoring the situation closely, but was counting on the good sense of Quebecers to be careful and minimize their contacts.

“All options are on the table,” he said.

Meanwhile, Dubey told reporters, “There is no reason for this at the moment. [… ] To change strategy” as “people have to learn to live with the virus.”

Next week, Dr. Boileau plans to make his recommendations to the Quebec government regarding wearing masks in public places.

This sixth wave was confirmed when Dubey began consultations on his bill to end the health emergency.

Montreal bars, restaurants try to tackle COVID

Meanwhile, some Montreal businesses are suffering once again as a surge in COVID-19 cases continues to affect employees, particularly in bars and restaurants.

A handful of employees have had to be temporarily laid off due to multiple employees getting infected at the same time. But industry leaders say many establishments will disappear forever if the provincial government asks the dining room to reopen.

The Quebec Restaurant Association is calling on the government not to close restaurants during the sixth wave, but to leave the responsibility of protecting customers to the owners.

“We see that the restaurant industry wants to do its part … and they will close their restaurants if they need to do so,” said Martin Vezina, the association’s vice president of government affairs.

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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 quebec.ca/covidvaccine. 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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