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No change in COVID-19 cases for Argenteuil on Thursday

UPDATED at 12:17 a.m. on 05/01/2020

On April 30, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents in the MRC d’Argenteuil remained at 17 for the third day, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

There were 1,283 confirmed cases in total on Thursday among the entire population of the larger Laurentides region, which includes the MRC d’Argenteuil.  On Wednesday, there had been 1,241 confirmed cases.

The MRC in the Laurentides region with the greatest number of confirmed cases is the MRC de Thérèse-de-Blainville near Laval where there were 508 cases as of Thursday.  With 17 cases, the MRC d’Argenteuil had the second-lowest number of cases in the Laurentides region on Thursday.  The MRC d’Antoine-Labelle, in the far north of the Laurentides, had had 14 cases in its territory on April 30, which was the lowest number in the region.

Out of the 101 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the Laurentides region on Thursday, 22 of those patients were in intensive care.  The region had 29 COVID-19 deaths as of April 30, which was an increase from 23 deaths on April 29.

On Thursday, the CISSS des Laurentides was listing a COVID-19 outbreak among two employees at the CHSLD Argenteuil long-term care facility in Lachute.

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 30, 2020

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

Outaouais and provincial situation

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among the population of the MRC de Papineau on April 30 remained at 29 for the second day.  Papineau includes Montebello, Fassett, St-André-Avellin, and Papineauville.

There had been three deaths due to COVID 19 in the larger Outaouais region that includes the MRC de Papineau as of Thursday.

On April 30, there were 113 active cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region, and 161 resolved cases.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Québec residents reached 27,538 on April 30, which was an increase from 26,594 on April 29.  As of April 30, 1,684 patients were in hospital and 214 of those patients were in intensive care.  Across Québec, 1,859 people had died from COVID-19 as of Thursday.

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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