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COVID-19 nearly non-existent in Argenteuil

Active cases of COVID-19 in the MRC d’Argenteuil have decreased to one of their lowest levels since the pandemic began back in March.  The number was so low as of November 24 that the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority was listing less than five cases among Argenteuil residents, rather than the exact number.  There have been 259 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Argenteuil.

Most of the 357 active cases of COVID-19 in the Laurentides region of Québec as of November 24 were among residents of the MRC de Thérèse-De Blainville where there were 155 cases.

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in 11 deaths in Argenteuil, and 332 deaths across the Laurentides.

Schools and long-term care

There were no cases of COVID-19 among schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of November 23.

No outbreaks of COVID-19 were in effect at long-term care facilities, other group living institutions, or hospitals across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of November 23.

The MRC d’Argenteuil remained as an orange zone under Québec`s regional system of COVID-19 measures, as of November 23, even though it has an extremely low number of active cases.  Argenteuil is surrounded by orange and red zones with higher numbers of cases.

Québec statistics

Across Québec as of November 23, there were 10,819 active cases of COVID-19, according to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).  There were 134,330 cumulative cases and 116,124 resolved cases as of Friday.

There were 655 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of November 23, and 96 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 6,887 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of November 23.

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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