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COVID-19 outbreak at long-term care facility continues as Argenteuil reaches 100 confirmed cases, mandatory masks begin in Québec on July 18

A COVID-19 outbreak continues at the long-term care facility (CHSLD) attached to the hospital in Lachute.  On July 14, the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority reported that four people at the facility have COVID-19.  The outbreak affects three per cent of the beds at the facility.  There have been four deaths at the facility due to the outbreak.

According to the CISSS des Laurentides, The number of confirmed cases so far of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil had reached 100, as of Tuesday, July 14, an increase of one case since the last update The Review presented on July 10.

The total number of deaths in Argenteuil due to COVID-19 as of July 14 was unchanged from seven on July 10.  In neighbouring Mirabel, there were 342 confirmed cases compared to 332 on July 9.

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 by municipality are from July 9.

Brownsburg-Chatham: 17
Gore: 6
Grenville (village): Less than 5
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge: 5
Harrington: Less than 5
Lachute: 51
Mille-Isles: Less than 5
Saint-André-d’Argenteuil: 9
Wentworth: 5

Across Québec

As of Tuesday July 14, there were 56,730 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Québec, which was an increase of 104 cases from July 13.  On July 13, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) reported that 26,025 cases of COVID-19 in Québec were resolved, which means that 45.8 per cent of the 56,730 cases were resolved and that 30,705 cases remained active.

As of July 14, 295 COVID-19 patients in Québec were in hospital, and 21 of those patients were in intensive care.  The number of patients in hospital had reduced by 10 from July 13 and the number of patients in intensive care was unchanged from July 13.

There had been 5,633 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 throughout Québec as of July 14, an increase of five from July 13.

Mandatory masks

Effective July 18, masks must be worn inside all publicly-accessible buildings in Québec.  This includes all commercial, cultural, and institutional buildings.  Children under the age of 12 and those with proven medical conditions will be exempt.  Complete details are available at https://www.quebec.ca/en/health/health-issues/a-z/2019-coronavirus/wearing-a-face-covering-in-public-settings-in-the-context-of-the-covid-19-pandemic/

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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