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Three cases of COVID-19 at Lachute long-term care facility, 34 active cases throughout Argenteuil

As of Tuesday, July 21, a COVID-19 outbreak remained in effect at the long-term care facility (CHSLD) attached to the hospital in Lachute.  The CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority reported that three people at the facility have COVID-19, which was a decrease from four cases on July 14.  The outbreak affects three per cent of the beds at the CHSLD.  There have been five deaths due to the COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.

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 103, as of Tuesday, July 21.  One week before on Tuesday, July 14, the number of confirmed cases in Argenteuil was 100.  Out of the 103 confirmed cases, 34 of them were active as of Thursday, July 16.  Based on that information, approximately 67 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in Argenteuil so far are now resolved.

As of July 21, there had been eight deaths due to COVID-19 in the MRC d’Argenteuil, which was an increase from seven deaths on July 14.

COVID-19 is, or has been present in all nine municipalities within the MRC d’Argenteuil, according to the CISSS des Laurentides.  The latest statistics by municipality are from July 16.

Brownsburg-Chatham: 18
Gore: 6
Grenville (village): Less than 5
Grenville-sur-la-Rouge: 5
Harrington: Less than 5
Lachute: 52
Mille-Isles: Less than 5
Saint-André-d’Argenteuil: 9
Wentworth: less than 5

Québec COVID-19 statistics

As of Tuesday July 21, there were 57,796 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Québec, which was an increase of 1,066 cases from 56,730 cases one week before on July 14.  On July 21, the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ) reported that 50,298 cases of COVID-19 in Québec were resolved, which means that 87.03 per cent of the 57,796 cases were resolved and that 7,498 cases remained active.

As of July 21, 247 COVID-19 patients in Québec were in hospital, which was 48 less patients in hospital than on July 14. Out of the 247 in hospital, 15 of those patients were in intensive care, which was a decrease from 21 patients on July 14.

There had been 5,658 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 throughout Québec as of July 21, which was an increase of 25 deaths during the past seven days.

Mandatory masks

Masks or other suitable face coverings became mandatory inside all public buildings in Québec on Saturday, July 18.  The regulation includes all commercial, cultural, and institutional buildings.  There are exemptions for children under the age of 12 and those with proven medical conditions.  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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