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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Argenteuil remain at 20 on Sunday

UPDATED at 10:42 p.m. on 05/03/2020

On Sunday, May 3, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases among residents in the MRC d’Argenteuil remained at 20 for the second day, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

There were 1,412 confirmed cases  1,371 confirmed cases in total on Sunday throughout the larger Laurentides region, which includes Argenteuil.  On Saturday, there had been 1,371 confirmed cases among the entire population of the Laurentides region.

The MRC de Thérèse-de-Blainville near Laval has the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Laurentides region.  There were 554 cases there as of Sunday.  With 20 cases, the MRC d’Argenteuil continued on Sunday to have the second-lowest number of cases in the Laurentides region.  The MRC d’Antoine-Labelle, in the far north of the Laurentides, had the lowest number of cases in the region on May 3 with 14 confirmed cases.

There were 112 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the Laurentides region on Sunday, and 22 of those patients were in intensive care.  The region had 40 COVID-19 deaths as of May 3, which was an increase from 35 deaths on May 3.

Statistics for outbreaks in long-term care facilities and other multi-person residences were not available on May 3.  According to the CISSS des Laurentides, changes are being made in how long-term care outbreak information is reported and displayed.  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.

COVID-19 case ranges for MRC d’Argenteuil on May 2, 2020

Municipality Case Range
Brownsburg-Chatham 1-9
Gore 1-9
Grenville (village) 1-9
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge 1-9
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 MRC de Papineau borders the MRC d’Argenteuil to the west and includes Montebello, Fassett, St-André-Avellin, and Papineauville.  As of May 3, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Papineau remained at 35 for the third day.

The CISSS de l’Outaouais regional health authority has listed case numbers and the range of case numbers for local municipalities in the MRC de Papineau that have confirmed cases.

Confirmed COVID-19 cases and case ranges for nearby municipalities in the MRC de Papineau as of May 3, 2020.

Municipality Number of cases/range of cases
St-André-Avellin 7
Fassett 5 and less
Papineauville 5 and less

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

On May 3, there were 133 active cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region, and 169 resolved cases.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 among Québec residents reached 31,865 on May 3.  The total number of confirmed cases across Québec on May 2 was 29,656.  As of May 3, 1,754 patients were in hospital and 218 of those patients were in intensive care.  Across Québec 2,205 people had died from COVID-19 on May 3, which was an increase from 2,136 deaths on May 2.

James Morgan

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