Québec began a four-week curfew intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on the night of Saturday, January 9.  The curfew is in effect from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly until February 8.

All citizens are prohibited from being outside their residence or its grounds, except in the case of justified exceptions.

Protests against the curfew were held in Montréal and other larger centres across Québec on Saturday night.  The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) reported on January 10 that more than 150 infractions were issued in areas under its jurisdiction across Québec to individuals who were not following the curfew order.  The provincial police reported that there was otherwise excellent cooperation from citizens regarding the curfew.

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 23,996 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Sunday, January 10.  The number of active cases had increased by 1,869 from January 9 to January 10.  There were 230,690 cumulative cases and 197,938 resolved cases as of January 10.

There were 1,436 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of January 10, and 211 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 8,737 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of January 10.

Argenteuil situation

Active COVID-19 cases across the MRC d’Argenteuil had increased to 24 on January 11 from 21 on January 8.  There had been 367 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Argenteuil as of Monday.  Across the entire Laurentides region of Québec, there were 1,048 active cases of COVID-19 as of January 11.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Argenteuil remained at 12 as of Monday.

As of January 11, no cases of COVID-19 were listed at long-term care facilities or retirement residences across the MRC d`Argenteuil.

The CISSS des Laurentides will open a new COVID-19 testing clinic in Lachute on Tuesday, January 19 at 634 rue Lafleur.  It will be open on Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.