COVID-19 in Quebec: what you need to know Thursday


  • Quebec on Wednesday reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 and three new deaths that occurred between June 23 and June 28. No deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.
  • Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 374,857 confirmed cases and 11,210 people have died.
  • There are 117 people hospitalized (a decrease of five), including 35 in intensive care (an increase of four).
  • 102,799 doses of vaccine were administered in the province in the past 24 hours, for a total of 8,269,963.
  • 81.2 percent of the province’s eligible population (12 years and older) received one dose of the vaccine and 28.6 percent received two doses.

Daily COVID-19 data is no longer updated by the Quebec Ministry of Health on weekends or holidays. You can still find real-time case, hospitalization and vaccination rates data here.


Quebec’s Public Health turned down a request from the Montreal Canadiens to relax health restrictions related to COVID-19 and increase the capacity of the Bell Center for the Stanley Cup final.

In a statement released Thursday morning, the Ministry of Health said “the decision was taken to limit the risk of spread.”

At the same time, the ministry said public health has given the green light to outdoor events and festivals to accommodate more people.

Starting Friday, 5,000 people will be allowed to attend outdoor events, an increase from the current limit of 3,500.

“In outdoor locations such as amphitheatres and stadiums with assigned seats, a lateral distance of 1.5 meters between people who do not reside at the same address must be observed and reservations are required. Wearing a mask is also recommended during traffic, ”the statement said. .

The Montreal Canadiens organization has asked the province for permission to allow 10,500 fans to attend the upcoming playoff games in Montreal.

Second dose rules

People who received Moderna as their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine should stick to this mark for their second.

Quebec Health Minister Christian Dubé clarified this Tuesday in a tweet outlining the rules for the second dose.

People can bring their second dose forward, change their appointment location, and change the type of vaccine they get for their second dose.

But this last point only applies to recipients of Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccines, who can receive either Moderna or Pfizer for their second dose.

Fewer deliveries from Pfizer are expected in the coming weeks, but several walk-in clinics are already offering Moderna to those who have received Pfizer for a first dose.

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What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • Fever.
  • New or worsened cough.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Sudden loss of smell without a stuffy nose.
  • Gastrointestinal problems (such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting).
  • Sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
  • Generalized muscle pain.
  • Headache.
  • Tired.
  • Loss of appetite.

If you think you have COVID-19, the government asks you to call 1 877 644-4545 to make an appointment at a screening clinic.

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine, you can go to the quebec.ca/vaccincovid online portal. You can also call 1-877-644-4545.

You can find information on COVID-19 in the province here and information on the situation in Montreal here.



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