When in doubt, isolate, public health says

Record Staff
When in doubt, isolate, public  health says

Public Health’s most recent recommendation is that anyone who currently has COVID-19 symptoms or has had symptoms in the last 10 days, should self-isolate while waiting for test results. The same goes for anyone living in the home with the person experiencing symptoms.
In the majority of cases, the health authority said the isolation will be brief, because test results, the majority of the time when the test is negative, come back quickly. But isolation can prevent the spread of COVID-19 if a person ends up with a positive test result.
The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Quebec shows 806 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 284,472. According to health authorities, 266,138 people have recovered.
There were 17 new deaths, bringing the total in the province since the beginning of the pandemic to 10,346.
Hospitalizations decreased by 25 to 655. There are currently 130 people in intensive care in Quebec, an increase of 10 since the day before.
Wednesday 8,807 doses of vaccine were administered, for a total of 376,910.
To date, 509,325 doses of vaccine have been received in the province.
In the Estrie region, 26 new cases were confirmed, bringing the local total to 11.431. Three new deaths were reported; two from Résidence Le Brunswick and one from Centre d’hébergement Villa-Bonheur, bringing the total deaths in the region to 300.
The cases of new variants again remained stable in the province at 23, but the presumptive cases continue to climb, currently at 602.

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