As of Monday, May 25, there were 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the MRC d’Argenteuil, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.  The total had not changed since Friday, May 22.

For the first time since the pandemic began, the CISSS des Laurentides is also listing the number of deaths due to COVID-19 that have occurred in each MRC within its jurisdiction.  The total number of deaths in Argenteuil due to COVID-19 as of May 25, was five.

The Laurentides region includes seven other MRC’s, and the municipality of Mirabel.  Throughout the Laurentides on May 25, there were 2,697 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  However, the CISSS des Laurentides was listing 1,424 cases as resolved, which means that 52.8 per cent of the 2,697 Laurentides cases are now resolved and there are 1,273 active cases.

There were 177 COVID-19 patients in hospitals across the Laurentides region on Monday, and 29 of those patients were in intensive care.  As of May 25, there had been 115 COVID-19 deaths in the Laurentides region.

According to the CISSS des Laurentides, COVID-19 is present in all nine municipalities within the MRC d’Argenteuil.  There are less than five cases in each municipality except for Lachute, which has 23 cases.  Brownsburg-Chatham has eight cases, and there are five cases in St-André-d’Argenteuil.

No outbreaks of COVID-19 at long-term care facilities or other institutional living facilities in the MRC d’Argenteuil were listed by the CISSS des Laurentides as of May 25.

Testing encouraged

Testing in the Laurentides region has been expanded to include any person who is experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms.  Those include flu-like symptoms, cough, difficulty breathing, and loss of sense of smell without nasal congestion.  The CISSS des Laurentides is encouraging expanded testing as part of an effort to monitor transmission more precisely.

A mobile COVID-19 testing facility is currently operating from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. until Thursday, May 28 at the parking lot of the Kevin Lowe-Pierre Pagé Arena at 80 avenue Hamford in Lachute.  No appointment is necessary.  For more information, go to

COVID-19 across Québec

As of Monday, May 25, there were 47,984 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Québec, which was a 1.2 per cent increase from 47,411 confirmed cases on May 24.

However, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) listed 14,654 COVID-19 cases as resolved on May 24.  That means approximately 30.5 per cent of cases on May 24 were resolved and 33,330 cases remained active.

As of May 25, 1,425 COVID-19 patients in Québec were in hospital and 179 of those patients were in intensive care.

Across Québec, there had been 4,069 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 as of May 25.  That was a 2.1 per cent increase from 3,984 COVID-19 deaths on May 24.