Quebec.ca has updated its website and claims that “someone infected by COVID-19 was recently out in public while potentially contagious.” The government-run site published a table that shows the locations, dates, and times of the risk of exposure to the virus.
Most recent locations include the Metro line between Longueuil and Champs de Mars stations (via Berri-UQAM) and the 88 bus from the Longueuil metro station toward Côte Saint Luc Road.
The potential STM exposure happened on March 6 between 9:30 am and 12:30 pm.
“If you were in any of these locations at these times, be on the lookout for symptoms such as fever, coughing, or difficulty breathing,” reads the Quebec.ca website.
Quebec now has 13 confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus, including a patient that was identified Wednesday evening.
According to Santé Quebec, the province’s newest case involves a woman who recently returned from a trip to Italy.
Authorities say they are collecting information on the infected woman’s movements, compiling a list of where she’s been and who else they may have come in contact with.
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The health agency says numbers are continuing to increase within Quebec because the number of countries where someone is at risk of contracting the virus is rapidly expanding.
As cases continue to quickly spread across Quebec and the rest of Canada, the province has asked hospital staff to avoid travelling, for both personal and professional reasons.
— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) March 12, 2020
As of March 12, Santé Quebec says besides the 13 confirmed cases, zero are probable, 136 Quebecers are “under investigation,” and 570 cases have turned up negative.
Despite the new cases, Quebec’s public health authority says the risk of transmission remains “low.”
The ministry says anyone who is dealing with symptoms including fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing should call Info-Santé at 811.