According to Quebec public health officials, there are now 121 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the province, up from 13 at this time last week.
Santé Quebec says that as of March 18 at 1 pm, along with the 121 confirmed, there are 3,997 cases “under investigation” and 6,331 tests have turned up negative.
Yesterday, the province’s first coronavirus-related death was announced.
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Of the province’s total cases, Montreal has the most confirmed viruses by area with 28 followed by the Estrie region with 26.
In Canada, the overall risk remains “low,” according to Santé Quebec.
The Quebec government has launched a bilingual website to help evaluate citizen’s risk of having contracted the coronavirus.
“The information presented here is for informational purposes only,” states the site. “This tool does not replace the judgement of a healthcare professional. If in doubt or for any more information, do not hesitate to contact the Quebec information hotline.”
The survey asks if you have any of the coronavirus symptoms (fever, coughing, difficulty breathing) and if you’ve been in contact with anyone in your family who has contracted the disease.
Amidst other virus-related questions, the survey gives you a “low” to “moderate” to “high” evaluation along with directions that citizens should follow if they are deemed at risk.
Mise à jour: progression depuis le premier cas confirmé au Québec. comparaison des 25 premiers jours avec d’autres pays.
Je répète que la progression plus rapide au Québec peut être liée à un dépistage plus efficace.
On continue à se laver les mains et à rester chez nous! pic.twitter.com/EHFJEB4QjZ
— Patrick Déry (@Patrickdery) March 18, 2020
Note: With coronavirus on the rise, Quebec Public Health is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.