COVID-19

 ***Anyone who has symptoms of fever, cough and breathing difficulties must stay home and avoid close contacts. Anyone returning from abroad (outside Canada) must be in isolation for 14 days.

Situation on the North Shore

*As of December 1st, 2020 - 11:00 a.m.

Confirmed cases: 209 (-1)

  • March 23rd to July 11th*: 123
  • July 12th to December 1st: 86 (-1)

* July 11th marks the end of the first wave according to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).

Distribution by RCM:

  • Lower North Shore: 1 (-1) --> A case from another region was attributed to the Lower North Shore because of an error with the postal code.
  • Caniapiscau: 6
  • Haute-Côte-Nord: 6
  • Manicouagan: 55
  • Minganie: 13 
  • Sept-Rivières: 128

Cured cases: 191 

Deaths: 2

Active cases: 16 (-1)

Active cases from another region: less than 5

Current hospitalizations: 1

About COVID-19

A new virus of the Coronaviridae family was found in the city of Wuhan, China. The disease associated with this virus is called COVID-19. The start of the COVID-19 atypical pneumonia outbreak was reported on December 31st, 2019. The strain of coronavirus that was found in Wuhan is the most recent of the seven strains of coronavirus known to cause diseases in humans. Of the other six strains, four only cause mild respiratory symptoms and two were associated with more severe, life-threatening diseases, namely, the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV) in 2003 and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) since 2012.

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Situation in Québec

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Precautions and hygiene measures to observe

  • Wash your hands with lukewarm water and soap for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water.
  • Observe proper hygiene when coughing or sneezing:
    • Cover your mouth and nose with your arm to reduce the spread of germs.

  • If you use a facial tissue, dispose of it immediately after, and then wash your hands.
  • If you are sick, avoid contact with vulnerable persons, namely elderly people and people suffering from a chronic disease. For example, avoid visiting hospitalized persons, or persons living in residential and long-term care centres (CHSLD) or private seniors' residences.
  • Avoid physical contacts for greetings, such as handshakes, and use alternative methods.
  • Wear a mask of a face covering in enclosed public places.

Everyone has a role to play in reducing the risks of spreading viruses. Avoiding gatherings (maximum 10 people), staying two meters apart from one another, and isolating yourself for 14 days if you are part of the targeted population are some other precautions to follow.

Testing clinics and assessment clinics

If you think that you have been exposed to COVID-19 or if you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (/typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextCOVID-19 symptoms), we invite you to complete the COVID-19 Symptom Self Assessment Tool to get a recommendation on the steps to take, based on your condition, at /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTexthttps://covid19.quebec.ca/surveys/cdd2/introduction

You can also call the INFO-COVID line at 1 877 644-4545 (toll free).

Designated testing clinic (DTC):

If a screening test is recommended, you will get an appointment at a designated testing clinic in the region.

Designated assessment clinic (DAC):

This service is accessible by appointment only, in all facilities of the territory.

You must call 1 877 644-4545 to get a clinical assessment by a nurse, who will then direct you toward the appropriate resource.

These clinics are for people with minor health problems AND mild to moderate flu-like or gastroenteritis symptoms:

  • WITH or WITHOUT a family physician
  • Awaiting a COVID-19 screening test result
  • Having received a positive or negative COVID-19 test result WITH symptoms

Test results

If you have not received your result in 3 days, please fill this /typo3conf/l10n/fr/rtehtmlarea/Resources/Private/Language/fr.locallang_accessibilityicons.xlf:external_link_new_window_altTextform. A follow-up will be provided as soon as possible.

Only people waiting for a result for more than 3 days will be called back.

If you are an employee of the CISSS, call 1 833 755-0668.

Public information

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Information to health care professionals

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Conférences de presse régionales COVID-19

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