- At 2 p.m. on March 16, 2020, Santé Québec released a statement saying that there are now 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec.
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In a press conference on March 15, Premier François Legault reminded the public of how "critical" of a time the next two weeks would be. The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec has now reached a total of 50, which makes it 15 more than this time yesterday, on March 15, and double the amount than there was four days ago, on Saturday, March 14. This update was as of March 16 at 2 p.m., which was confirmed by Santé Québec.
There are currently 3073 people under investigation for potentially having COVID-19 in Quebec and 3079 people who have tested negative for the virus in the province.
In efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province, the Government of Quebec has made it mandatory to close most non-essential establishments, requested that all public events be postponed or cancelled, and banned visits to senior homes and hospitals.
Beyond this, Premier Legault has also encouraged everyone in Quebec to stay home, unless absolutely necessary. Now is the time for Quebecers to be practicing social distancing as much as possible, he says.
Below is the most recent tweet released by Santé Québec.
#COVID19 – Au Québec, en date du 16 mars 14h, la situation est la suivante: ➡️50 cas confirmés ➡️3073 personnes so… https://t.co/KyPYcqil6S— Santé Québec (@Santé Québec) 1584382518.0
Santé Québec has been keeping the public as up to date as it possibly can, which we here at MTL Blog thank them for doing.
Make sure to follow Santé Québec's official Twitter account to get all pertinent updates regarding coronavirus in the province.
This new update shows that Montreal now has a total of 18 cases, making it the region in Quebec with the highest number of cases. Montérégie has the second-highest amount, with a total of 10.
The number of confirmed cases per Quebec region can be found here.
Quebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province, you can read about them.
More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the Government of Canada's website here.
This article has been updated.