COVID-19 in Quebec: What you need to know Thursday

  • Quebec reported 783 new cases on Wednesday and eight deaths.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 304,490 confirmed cases and 10,626 people have died.
  • There are 508 people in hospital (a decrease of 11), including 118 in intensive care (an increase of five).
  • 31,025 doses of vaccine were administered on Tuesday for a total of 1,024,713 since Dec. 14.

Finance Minister Eric Girard will table the province’s newest budget at 4 p.m.

Quebecers will get to see how the government plans to crawl out of its $15-billion deficit brought about by the pandemic.

The vaccination campaign plays a major role in getting Quebec’s economy back to where it was, and on that front the province has hit a new milestone. The province has administered more than one million doses of vaccine against COVID-19.

It took more than three months to reach that level, and the province’s goal is to accelerate the pace and provide at least one dose to every Quebecer who wants one by June 24.

He knows people are tired of confinement, but Premier François Legault says people cannot let down their guard for a few more weeks until the most vulnerable are vaccinated. 0:30

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19? 

  • Fever. 
  • New or worsening cough. 
  • Difficulty breathing. 
  • Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
  • Gastrointestinal issues (such as nausea, diarrhea).  

If you think you may have COVID-19, the government asks that you call 1‑877‑644‑4545 to schedule an appointment at a screening clinic.  

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

Quebec government reminders for preventing the spread of COVID-19: 

  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Wear a mask or face covering when physical distancing is not possible. Wearing a mask is mandatory in enclosed public spaces across the province.
  • Stay at least two metres away from other people as much as possible. 
  • Self-isolate for 14 days after returning from a stay outside the country.

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


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