- The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec jumped from 24 to 35 between March 14 to 15, 2020.
- The Government of Quebec assures us that the coronavirus situation remains under control in our province, but states the next few weeks will be "critical."
- Get more information below.
The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec jumped from 24 to 35 between March 14 to 15, 2020. This was confirmed on the official Santé Québec Twitter account, where it was announced that as of March 15 at 11 a.m., the number of confirmed cases in the province had reached a total of 35. Santé Québec also informed the public that there are 1186 patients in the province under investigation for having the virus at the moment, and another 1890 people that have tested negative thus far.
On March 14, Premier François Legault declared COVID-19 in Quebec a public health emergency, advising all people over the age of 70 to stay home unless absolutely necessary. The Government of Quebec has also banned all visits to senior homes and hospitals until further notice. These measures are all in hopes of preventing the spread of the virus in the province.
One of the newly confirmed cases was found in Montreal, bringing the city's number to nine total confirmed cases, as of 12 p.m. on March 15, 2020.
Montreal and Montérégie are now the two Quebec regions with the highest number of confirmed cases, which both have nine total.
See the tweet from Santé Québec that confirmed the new cases below.
On the Government of Quebec's official website, it is confirmed that "in Quebec, for the moment, the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) is under control, but the next few weeks will be critical."
"The government is, therefore, taking all necessary measures to curb the contagion as much as possible."
You can see the full breakdown of cases per region in Quebec below.
The Mayor of Montreal, Valérie Plante, reassures the public that there is no need to panic during this time.
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 here.
More information on hygiene practices during the pandemic is available on the Government of Canada's website here.