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COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care facility in Lachute, number of deaths increases to six in Argenteuil

There is a COVID-19 outbreak at the long-term care facility (CHSLD) attached to the hospital in Lachute.  On June 29, the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority reported that eight people at the facility have COVID-19.  The outbreak affects seven per cent of the beds at the facility.  Four of the COVID-19 deaths to date in Argenteuil have been at the facility.

According to the CISSS des Laurentides, there had so far been 91 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil, as of Tuesday, June 30.

After several weeks, the total number of deaths in Argenteuil due to COVID-19 as of June 30 had increased to six from five.

Seven other MRC’s, and the municipality of Mirabel are part of the CISSS des Laurentides territory.  Throughout the Laurentides region on June 30 there were 3,434 confirmed cases of COVID-19.  The CISSS des Laurentides was also listing 2,525 cases as resolved, which means that 73.5 per cent of the 3,434 Laurentides cases are now resolved and there are 909 active cases across the region.

There had been 189 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 46 cases.  Brownsburg-Chatham has had 15 cases, and there have been nine cases in St-André-d’Argenteuil.

Across Québec

As of Tuesday June 30, there were 55,458 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Québec.  However, on June 29, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) reported that 24,798 cases of COVID-19 in Québec were resolved, which means that 44.7 per cent of the 55,458 cases were resolved and that 30,660 cases remained active.

As of June 30, 435 COVID-19 patients in Québec were in hospital, and 38 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 5,503 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 throughout Québec as of June 30.

This week marks a return to daily COVID-19 updates from the Québec government and regional health authorities.  The government had planned to discontinue daily reports of statistics and move to weekly updates, but public outcry against the decision caused the government to change its plan and return to daily reporting as of June 29.

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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