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    A first case of COVID-19 in Quebec
    A first case of coronavirus has been confirmed in Montreal. The patient is doing well and is not hospitalized, according to what La Presse learned.
    Posted on February 27, 2020 at 6:49 p.m. Updated at 7:32 p.m.
    Ariane Lacoursi?re
    The Press
    Janie Gosselin
    The Press

    To date, no case of COVID-19 has been reported in Quebec.

    Health and Social Services Minister Danielle McCann will hold a press conference at 8 p.m. Thursday.

    As of Thursday, the Public Health Agency of Canada is reporting 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canada, 6 in Ontario and 7 in British Columbia. Some 480 people across the country have tested negative for the coronavirus.



    "...Earlier today, Quebec's Health Ministry said it had 15 people under investigation.

    The ministry said a probable case of COVID-19 is determined by several factors, including a body temperature reading of more than 38 C and meeting COVID-19 exposure criteria.

    A probable case must be confirmed by Canada's National Microbiology Laboratory (NML) in Winnipeg...."

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    UPDATE: Montreal has first probable case of the coronavirus COVID-19
    The female patient was treated at Verdun Hospital after exhibiting mild symptoms and was later discharged, Health Minister Danielle McCann said.
    Fr?d?ric Tomesco
    Updated: February 27, 2020

    The patient, a Montreal-area woman, had just returned from a trip to Iran Monday when she went to a medical clinic that evening because of “mild” symptoms, Quebec Health Minister Danielle McCann said. Her condition did not require hospitalization, but numerous reports said she was treated at Verdun Hospital before being released. McCann declined to give further details other than to say the woman flew via Doha and did not take public transit after her return.

    Results of tests done Tuesday came back Thursday, Dr. Yves Jalbert, deputy head of Quebec’s public health protection agency, told reporters by phone from Quebec City.

    Another analysis of the samples is required at the national microbiology laboratory in Winnipeg for official confirmation, McCann said. Results of that analysis will be known Sunday...


    • #3
      Translation Google

      COVID-19 likely in Quebec

      Office of the Minister of Health and Social Services
      Feb 27, 2020, 20:20 ET
      QUEBEC, Feb. 27 2020 / CNW Telbec / - The Minister of Health and Social Services, Danielle McCann , announced today a probable case of coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in Quebec. Tests were carried out and the results of analysis from the Quebec Public Health Laboratory were positive. Another analysis must now be performed by the Winnipeg Microbiology Laboratory in order to obtain official confirmation.

      Accompanied by the Deputy Director General of Public Health Protection, Yves Jalbert , the Minister recalled that Quebec has adopted effective measures to both detect and manage infected people, illustrating a high level of preparedness for network for this type of situation.

      The infected person, who returned from a trip to Iran , went to a medical clinic because he had mild symptoms. When taking care of this person, all precautionary measures were put in place. Her condition does not require hospitalization, she is currently in solitary confinement at her home. A search for close contacts of the infected person is underway in order to apply the necessary protective measures in the community. A similar approach will be carried out in relation to his movement by plane.


      “The detection of this probable case shows that we are well prepared to deal with the situation. From the start, Quebec has taken the necessary measures, implementing an efficient and reliable system, in addition to our management protocols, which are well established. The network works in close collaboration with all of the partners concerned to effectively protect Quebeckers. "

      Danielle McCann , Minister of Health and Social Services

      “Through its past experiences, Quebec is ready to face this type of situation. Several measures have been put in place to manage this probable case and limit transmission in the community. We reiterate that we take the situation very seriously, although the overall risk remains low. "

      Yves Jalbert , Deputy Director General of Public Health Protection

      • Remember that service corridors have been agreed and protocols and tools have been shared in the areas concerned. Instructions for emergency triage and case management have been distributed to the network and all facilities have a triage protocol related to the coronavirus. The protocol for taking care of patients likely to present with a severe respiratory illness has also been implemented in emergency departments of Quebec hospitals.
      • In the current context, it is important to put into practice basic respiratory hygiene measures, which consist of covering the mouth and nose with the elbow during coughing and sneezing or with a tissue and quickly disposing of the tissue. in the garbage.
      • Washing your hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based disinfectant is an important measure to protect against most infections, including influenza and gastroenteritis, which are the most common. infections that plague this winter season in the Quebec population.

      Related links:

      Daily updates are available at the following address: .

      To be on the lookout for these updates, follow the MSSS Twitter account: (@sante_qc).

      To learn more about the coronavirus, the public is invited to consult .

      SOURCE Office of the Minister of Health and Social Services

      For further information: Alexandre Lahaie, Press secretary to the Minister of Health and Social Services, 450 210-1789



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        Quebec public health confirms first case of COVID-19 in the province
        By Annabelle Olivier Global News
        Posted February 28, 2020 9:43 pm
        Updated February 28, 2020 9:47 pm

        Quebec public health officials confirmed the province’s first case of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, in a statement Friday evening.

        Health Minister Danielle McCann had announced the first presumptive case Thursday evening, after a female patient tested positive for the virus following an analysis at the Laboratoire de sant? publique du Qu?bec.

        A second test carried out at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg also came back positive, officially confirming the diagnosis...


        • #5

          Quebecer diagnosed with COVID-19 to undergo further medical evaluation at hospital
          By Kalina Laframboise and Alessia Simona Maratta Global News
          Posted March 3, 2020 4:37 pm
          Updated March 3, 2020 4:40 pm

          A woman who tested posted for COVID-19 in Quebec last week will undergo further medical evaluation on Tuesday.

          Carl Th?riault, a spokesperson for the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), said the patient has not yet been admitted to the hospital.

          The woman was being followed by a doctor at the Verdun hospital and she was advised to seek an evaluation at the JGH, according to Th?riault.

          However, he could neither confirm if her state has worsened nor provide more details...


          • #6

            Quebec woman diagnosed with COVID-19 released from Jewish General Hospital
            By Kalina Laframboise Global News
            Posted March 4, 2020 10:05 am
            Updated March 4, 2020 10:18 am

            A woman who has the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Quebec has been released from the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

            Carl Th?riault, a spokesperson for the hospital, said on Wednesday morning that the patient was evaluated by doctors and that she was cleared to return home...


            • #7

              Quebec announces new probable case of COVID-19
              Government says person in question recently returned from abroad
              CBC News ? Posted: Mar 05, 2020 6:48 AM ET | Last Updated: 11 minutes ago

              Quebec's public health agency announced a second case of coronavirus in the province Thursday...



              ...In a communiqu? posted Thursday morning, the Quebec’s health ministry said that tests conducted on an individual who had recently returned from abroad were positive for the virus. That result will now have to be confirmed at the federal laboratory in Winnipeg...


              • #8

                ...The man with the presumptive case had recently travelled to India and was then treated in Mont-Laurier in Quebec’s Laurentians region after the appearance of symptoms, according to the ministry...

                ...The Jewish General Hospital said in a statement the man was transferred to its care on Wednesday night. It is one of four hospitals in the province designated to deal with the coronavirus.

                “The patient is in stable condition and is in quarantine,” the hospital said...


                • #9
                  3rd Quebecer tests positive for COVID-19 after trip to France

                  Public health salutes infected person for following proper procedure, self-quarantine

                  CBC News ? Posted: Mar 06, 2020 6:21 AM ET | Last Updated: 27 minutes ago

                  Quebec's public health authority announced a third probable case of the coronavirus COVID-19 late Thursday night, mere hours after the second case was confirmed.

                  Authorities say the infected person returned from a trip to France on Tuesday. After returning to Canada, they learned someone they had been in contact with in France had tested positive for the virus.

                  The person then called Quebec's Info-Sant? (811). The person followed their recommendation and self-quarantined at home before getting tested at a hospital in the Mont?r?gie region, near Montreal.



                  • #10
                    Translation Google
                    New case of COVID-19 - Reminder of the measures to be taken after returning from a trip abroad

                    Quebec, March 8, 2020

                    In the context of the school break which is coming to an end and due to the progression of the COVID-19 coronavirus in the world, the public health authorities of Quebec would like to recall the measures to be taken for people who have returned from their trip to outside of Canada.

                    Note also that another probable case has been detected in Quebec. The infected person, who has returned from a cruise, was taken care of in the Mont?r?gie because of his symptoms. The collection of information regarding his movements is still in progress.

                    When returning from a stay abroad, it is important that travelers pay attention to their state of health. COVID-19 compatible symptoms such as fever, cough and difficulty breathing are asked to be monitored for 14 days from the date of return to Canada. In the event of the onset of these symptoms, the first action to take is to contact Info-Sant? 811. A nurse will assess the situation, send the appropriate instructions and indicate the precautions to be taken if a medical consultation is required.

                    Remember that measures are taken at international airports to identify any traveler returning to Canada who may be suffering from COVID-19 and to make travelers aware of what to do if symptoms appear.

                    As of today, only travelers from the province of Hubei in China and Iran are invited to isolate themselves voluntarily upon return. For destinations like Mainland China, South Korea, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan and Singapore, the current guideline is to watch for symptoms for 14 days and avoid places where it is impossible to separate easily from others if these symptoms appear. In certain situations, regional public health departments may be called upon to issue a recommendation for voluntary isolation following the analysis of concomitant factors likely to pose a possible health risk. Otherwise,

                    For future trips, the risk for Canadian travelers abroad varies by destination. The Public Health Agency of Canada has categorized the risk of international travel according to four levels. It recommends that citizens avoid all non-essential travel to high-risk countries or areas (level 3) and avoid any travel to those presenting an extreme risk level (level 4).


                    “All travelers should be informed of the health precautions they should take when traveling. When they return, it is essential that they be on the lookout for all the signs affecting their state of health. In order to ensure their well-being as well as the protection of their entourage and the community, they are asked to promptly report to Info-Sant? 811 the appearance of symptoms compatible with COVID-19. "

                    Yves Jalbert, Deputy Director General of Public Health Protection


                    It is always recommended to put into practice, in order to prevent most infections, the following instructions:
                    • Wash your hands often with warm running water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
                    • Use an alcohol-based disinfectant if access to water and soap is not possible.
                    • Cover your mouth and nose with the inside of your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
                    • Immediately throw away the tissues used in the trash and wash your hands afterwards.
                    • Avoid visiting people in hospitals or long-term care homes within 14 days of returning from a foreign country or if you are sick.
                    • Avoid direct contact for greetings, such as handshakes, and favor the use of alternative practices.


                    • #11
                      Translation Google
                      Situation in Quebec

                      In Quebec, as of March 8, 2020, the situation is as follows:
                      • 2 confirmed cases
                      • 2 probable cases
                      • 10 people under investigation
                      • 340 negative analyzes (cases reversed)

                      For probable cases, another analysis must be carried out by the National Microbiology Laboratory in order to obtain official confirmation. The number of negative analyzes now includes the number of reports that were rejected as they did not meet the definition of COVID-19. The number of people under investigation is explained by the increase in the number of countries for which an analysis for COVID-19 is recommended.


                      • #12

                        Montreal's old H?tel-Dieu hospital to reopen as specialized clinic to test for COVID-19
                        Quebec plans to open specialized clinics across the province, including in Quebec City and Mont?r?gie
                        CBC News ? Posted: Mar 08, 2020 4:00 PM ET | Last Updated: 2 hours ago

                        Montreal's shuttered H?tel-Dieu Hospital will become one of several specialized clinics in Quebec treating COVID-19 patients, according to the Ministry of Health.

                        The former hospital is still home to outpatient clinics and administrative offices for Montreal's French-language superhospital (CHUM)....


                        • #13

                          Health ministry update: 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Quebec, 1 probable
                          Matthew Lapierre
                          Digital reporter, CTV News Montreal
                          Published Monday, March 9, 2020 6:10PM EDT

                          MONTREAL -- Quebec health officials on Monday said that the province would no longer have to send samples to a national lab in Winnipeg to confirm cases of COVID-19.

                          A health ministry spokesperson made the announcement while stating that the number of confirmed cases in Quebec has risen to four. A fifth case is still considered "probable."

                          The most recent of those cases, announced on Monday, is a Montreal-area man who had recently returned from a trip to the United States and England. He is in isolation at his home...


                          • #14
                            MONTREAL | News COVID-19: Quebecer diagnosed with coronavirus took public transit in the Montreal area

                            Basem BoshraSupervising Producer, CTV News Montreal

                            @BasemBoshra Contact

                            Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:48PM EDTLast Updated Tuesday, March 10, 2020 8:34PM EDT

                            MONTREAL -- Quebec health authorities have announced that one of the Quebecers who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 took the bus and metro to and from the South Shore and Montreal on Feb. 24 and March 6.

                            While they said that the risk of the patient infecting fellow passengers was low,


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                              MONTREAL | News COVID-19: Montreal school suspends classes because a student is being tested

                              Matthew LapierreDigital reporter, CTV News Montreal

                              @mattlapi Contact

                              Published Tuesday, March 10, 2020 10:10PM EDTLast Updated Wednesday, March 11, 2020 6:49AM EDT

                              MONTREAL -- A Montreal school is suspending some classes because a student is being tested for COVID-19.

                              The school, Coll?ge International Marie de France, announced late Tuesday that a high school student may have contracted the virus....