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No new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Argenteuil on April 27, but positive test listed for long-term care employee

UPDATED AT 8:38 p.m. on 04/27/2020

As of Monday, April 27, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents in the MRC d’Argenteuil remained at 16 for the third day.

There were 1,133 confirmed cases in total on Monday among the population across the larger Laurentides administrative region.  The MRC in the Laurentides region with the greatest number of confirmed cases is the MRC de Thérèse-de-Blainville near Laval where there are 467 cases.  The MRC d’Argenteuil had the second-lowest number of cases in the Laurentides region on Monday.  The MRC d’Antoine-Labelle, in the far north of the Laurentides, had 13 cases in its territory on April 27.

Out of the 95 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the Laurentides region on Monday, 20 of those patients were in intensive care.  The region had 17 COVID-19 deaths on April 27.

Positive test of long-term care employee

As of Monday, one case of COVID-19 was listed in an employee of the CHSLD Argenteuil long-term care facility in Lachute, which is located adjacent to the hospital.  The CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority has not identified the municipality where the infected employee resides and was not listing any positive cases among facility residents on Monday.  The date the employee tested positive is not identified either.

The CISSS des Laurentides is periodically publishing a list of the number of cases in each municipality in the MRC d’Argenteuil, but it only includes a range of the probable and confirmed cases in each of those municipalities.

Argenteuil case range table as of April 27, 2020

Municipality Case Range
Brownsburg-Chatham 1-9
Gore 1-9
Grenville (village) 1-9
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge 0
Harrington 0
Lachute 10-19
Mille-Isles 1-9
St-André-d’Argenteuil 1-9
Wentworth 0
TOTAL 10-19

Outaouais and provincial situation

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among the population of the MRC de Papineau on April 27 increased to 28 from 27 on April 26.  Papineau includes Montebello, St-André-Avellin, and Papineauville.

As of April 27, there had been two deaths due to COVID 19 in the larger Outaouais region that includes the MRC de Papineau.

On April 27, there were 128 active cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region, and 138 resolved cases.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Québec residents reached 24,982 on April 27, which was an increase from 24,107 on April 26. On April 27, 1,331 patients were in hospital and 210 of those patients were in intensive care.  Across Québec, 1,599 people had died from COVID-19 as of Monday.

James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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