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Active COVID-19 cases decrease in Argenteuil, but now exceed 10,000 across Québec, Mirabel now under orange alert

According to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority, As of Thursday, September 24, there were three active cases of COVID-19 in the MRC d’Argenteuil, which was a decrease of six cases from September 22.  The number of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the MRC d’Argenteuil is now 133 and the number of deaths in the region remains unchanged at nine.

As of September 24, there were no COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care or other group living facilities in the MRC d’Argenteuil and there were no schools in the region affected by cases of COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 deaths in the MRC d’Argenteuil has remained at nine for several weeks.

Regional alerts

On Québec’s regional COVID-19 alert system, the MRC d’Argenteuil remained at the green, or lowest level on September 25.  However, due to the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases, the CISSS des Laurentides announced on Friday that the MRCs of La Rivière-du-Nord, Thérèse-De Blainville, de Deux-Montagnes and the City of Mirabel were raised to the orange alert level.

“Since the second wave of COVID-19 has really started and the circulation of the virus is increasing steadily, it is important to act now! Each person, individually, has the power to contribute to the collective effort to slow the progression of the virus and protect us all against its effects,” said Regional Director of Public Health of the Laurentians, Dr Éric Goyer.

Québec COVID-19 statistics

There were 70,307 cumulative cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Thursday, September 24, which an increase of 1,690 cases from 68,617 cumulative cases on September 22.  According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), 60,256 cases across Québec were resolved as of September 24, which means that approximately 85.7 per cent of the 70,307 cases were resolved, and that there were approximately 10,051 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec.

There were 199 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of September 24 and 33 of those patients were in intensive care.

As of September 24, there had been 5,814 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec.

More for municipalities

On September 25, the Québec government is announced that it will make $2.3 million available to municipalities and public transit agencies to offset COVID-19-related revenue losses and expenditures.

The transit agencies will share $1.2 billion in financial assistance. An initial $800-million instalment, which includes the $400 million already announced last June, will be paid this fall. Financial assistance totalling $400 million will then be granted in the first months of 2021.

Québec municipalities will receive a total of $800 million to cover COVID-19-related additional costs and revenue losses.

Also,$300 million has been earmarked for possible needs arising from the second wave of COVID-19. Decisions concerning the allocation of the funds will be made in the winter of 2021.

 

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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