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74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Argenteuil, 73.7 per cent of Laurentides cases now resolved

On Tuesday, June 16, the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority reported that there had so far been 74 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil.

The total number of deaths in Argenteuil due to COVID-19 as of June 16 remained at five.

Seven other MRC’s, and the municipality of Mirabel are part of the CISSS des Laurentides territory.  Throughout the Laurentides region on June 16 there were 3,201 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The CISSS des Laurentides was also listing 2,359 cases as resolved, which means that 73.7 per cent of the 3,201 Laurentides cases are now resolved and there are 842 active cases across the region.

The CISSS des Laurentides did not have statistics available on the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients throughout the region on June 16.  There had been 172 COVID-19 deaths in the Laurentides region as of Tuesday.

According to the CISSS des Laurentides, COVID-19 is, or has been present in all nine municipalities within the MRC d’Argenteuil.  The latest statistics show there have been less than five cases in each municipality except for Lachute, which has had 33 cases.  Brownsburg-Chatham has had 12 cases, and there have been nine 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 June 16.

Across Québec

As of Tuesday June 16, there were 54,146 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Québec.  However, on June 15, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) reported that 22,350 cases of COVID-19 in Québec were resolved, which means that 41.3 per cent of the 54,146 cases were resolved and that 31,796 cases remained active.

As of June 16, 718 COVID-19 patients in Québec were in hospital, and 77 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 5,269 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 throughout Québec as of June 16.

Beginning on June 22, indoor gatherings of up to 50 people will be permitted in Québec.  The two metre physical distancing recommendation remains in place.  However, in situations where people remain seated, a distance of 1.5 metres is permitted.

Also, as of June 22, children under the age of 16 may be only one metre from each other in Québec.

 

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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