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

  • On Tuesday, Quebec reported 1,938 . informed of People in hospital (an increase of 145 from the previous day), including 67 in intensive care (a decrease of two from the previous day).
  • The province has 2,596 . informed of New cases of COVID-19 and 35 deaths.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 1,003,491 confirmed cases, and 14,579 people have died.
  • The province also reported a total of 18,923,834 doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered, including 25,602 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 board of health insurance says twice as many family doctors are retiring than before the pandemic – bad news for the estimated 1.5 million Quebecers on the waiting list, for one.

Montreal is potentially facing the biggest loss, with family doctors already aged 68 on average.

Many say working conditions, especially during the pandemic, are untenable, and some are burning out because of government pressure to see more patients.

According to the Association of General Physicians, there is an urgent need for at least 1,000 family doctors in the province. Association of General Physicians of Quebec (FMOQ).

the province is announced its intention to increase care options And hopes to reduce pressure on family doctors by giving nurse practitioners, paramedics and pharmacists more power to treat patients.

Those 60+ . fourth dose for

Quebecers age 60 and older can now book an appointment for their fourth dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Public Health, a little more than half of all Quebecers aged five and older have had their boosters. It also says that the majority of people currently hospitalized in intensive care are in that age group.

Officials are also urging all Quebecers to take a third dose.

New Rapid Test Method

New data suggests that swabbing the back of the cheek and throat before swabbing both nostrils may yield more accurate rapid test results, said interim public health director Dr. Luc Boileau said Friday in a virtual news conference.

The practice has been recommended in Ontario since February.

Details of the new testing process are available on the Quebec government’s COVID-19 website and in an instructional video.

look | New procedure for using Rapid Test:

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

Health Ministry told new rapid test process

Dr. Jean Longtin, a microbiologist at the Quebec Ministry of Health, outlines the new COVID-19 rapid test swabbing procedure shown in a government video. 0:58

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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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