On Monday, Dr. Horacio Arruda confirmed that Quebec has entered the second wave of COVID-19

Quebec reported 586 cases on Monday.

The national public health director said he was "very very concerned" about the recent increase.

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I consider that [...] we are in the second wave at its beginning.

Dr. Horacio Arruda

Arruda stressed the need to follow all the rules and respect the instructions of the health authorities. 

"If we don't make efforts, [the second wave] has the potential to be even larger than the first one," said Dr. Arruda. 

On Sunday, Montreal, Chaudière-Appalaches and parts of the Capitale-Nationale went into "orange alert" based on the province's COVID-19 alert system. 

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