After announcing 63 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, Santé Québec made a second announcement Tuesday upping the count to 74.\nThe Federation of Medical Specialists of Quebec has asked approximately 300 union members to self-isolate after recently travelling abroad.\nThose specialists who cannot treat anyone in person are now helping out with the significant number of calls to coronavirus-related hotlines.\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nIn a second update of COVID-19 in Quebec Tuesday, Santé Québec announced that the number of confirmed cases had reached 74 across the province. Of these, 22 are in Montreal. Earlier in the day, Santé Québec had announced the total as 63 confirmed cases, marking a jump of 11 cases in just one day. However, these two updates, which were sent out just two hours apart, also indicate the sheer volume of testing being done across the province.\nThe first update yesterday at 1 p.m. indicated that 3,513 people were under investigation and there were 3,723 people who had tested negative for the virus. By 3 p.m., there were fewer than 3,000 people under investigation and 4,778 people had tested negative for the virus.\nReports also indicate that Quebec's first coronavirus case has now made a full recovery. There have been eight deaths so far in Canada related to COVID-19.\nThe Federation des medecins specialistes du Québec (FMSQ) has been firm when it comes to requesting that their union members place themselves in isolation if they were abroad in recent weeks.\nThe Canadian Press is now reporting that this has resulted in the isolation of approximately 300 medical specialists in Quebec.\nThe FMSQ announced last week that those medical specialists who are currently in isolation and unable to do physical work would be available to help with calls from individuals with questions or concerns related to the coronavirus.\nDu renfort pour le 811 par la FMSQ : les médecins spécialistes en quarantaine donneront un coup de main aux équipes du service débordées d’appels encore aujourd’hui. #covid_19 #COVID19 #santequebec@MinistreMcCann— FMSQ (@FMSQ) March 12, 2020\nThe tweet above reads, "Reinforcement for 811 by the FMSQ: medical specialists in quarantine will lend a hand to the service teams overwhelmed with calls even today."\nREAD ALSO: Uber Eats Is Now Offering Free Delivery From Local Restaurants\nOther medical specialists are finding ways to help, as well. The FMSQ announced yesterday that one Montreal plastic surgery clinic would "suspend its activities" beginning today in an effort to help the overwhelmed healthcare system.\nUne clinique de chirurgie plastique à Mtl suspend ses activités demain et offre ses 32 lits d’hospitalisation et de convalescence en cas de besoin au MSSS. #COVID19— FMSQ (@FMSQ) March 18, 2020\nTranslation: A plastic surgery clinic in Mtl suspends its activities tomorrow and offers its 32 hospital and convalescent beds if necessary to the MSSS.\nOf the confirmed cases in Canada, 12% of infected individuals have required hospitalization.\nWe will keep you updated with new information as it arises. To keep track of the situation in Quebec, Santé Québec is providing updates regularly through their Twitter page.\n#COVID19 – Au Québec, en date du 17 mars 15 h, la situation est la suivante :➡️74 cas confirmés➡️2949 personnes sous investigation➡️4778 analyses négativesPour connaître le nombre de cas confirmés par régions : https://t.co/xMGNe5DB9d #santéquébec— Santé Québec (@sante_qc) March 17, 2020\nQuebec health officials released guidelines for individuals to follow to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in the province, you can read about them here.\nMore information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the government of Canada's website here.