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COVID-19 case count continues to be low in Argenteuil

The COVID-19 situation remains calm among communities in the MRC d’Argenteuil.  As of Tuesday, December 1, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority, there were seven active cases among Argenteuil residents, a number that had remained unchanged since November 27.   As of December 1, there had been 266 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Argenteuil.

There were 341 active cases of COVID-19 in the Laurentides region of Québec as of December 1.

The COVID-19 pandemic had resulted in 11 deaths in Argenteuil, and 336 deaths across the Laurentides, as of December 1, according to the CISSS des Laurentides.

Schools and long-term care

As of December 1, no outbreaks of COVID-19 were in effect at long-term care facilities, other group living institutions, or hospitals across the MRC d’Argenteuil.

There were no cases of COVID-19 among schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of December 1.

The MRC d’Argenteuil remained as an orange zone under Québec`s regional system of COVID-19 measures, as of December 1, 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 30, there were 12,264 active cases of COVID-19, according to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ).  There were 143,548 cumulative cases and 124,200 resolved cases as of Monday.

There were 719 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of November 30, and 98 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 7,084 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of November 30.

English school board elections postponed

To ensure that English-language school board elections during the COVID-19 pandemic take place in a safe manner, the Ministère de l’Éducation is announcing that the school election process and the vote that was to take place on December 20 have been postponed.

This adjustment is valid for all school boards and, in the few cases where positions were to be filled in the elections originally scheduled, the outgoing commissioners/chairs will remain in their positions until the elections are held. The new date for these will soon be announced, but given the highly unpredictable nature of the pandemic, the government anticipates that they will be put off for several months. To support the school boards, the Protocole sanitaire visant à réduire les risques de propagation de la COVID-19 lors de la tenue de toute élection scolaire (health protocol for reducing the risk of spreading COVID-19 during school elections) and the Guide d’application du vote par correspondance (implementation guide for mail-in votes) will be updated when procedures resume.

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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