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Active COVID-19 cases hold at 34 in Argenteuil, cases present at five local schools

There were no changes in the number of active COVID-19 cases across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Friday, January 15.  According to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority, the number of active cases in Argenteuil remained at 34, which was the same number on Thursday, January 14. There had been 398 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Argenteuil as of Friday.  Across the entire Laurentides region of Québec, there were 962 active cases of COVID-19 as of January 15.

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

Public schools across Québec resumed classes on January 11.  As of January 13, the Québec government reported active cases of COVID-19 at the following schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil:

Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute

Laurentian Elementary School in Lachute

École St-Alexandre in Lachute

École St-Julien in Lachute

École Bouchard in Brownsburg

As of January 14, COVID-19 cases were present at the CHSLD Argenteuil long-term care facility in Lachute.

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, 7,131 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 15.

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 to remain at home during that time, unless for specific medical, employment, or emergency reasons.

Québec statistics

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 21,856 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Thursday, January 14.  The number of active cases had increased by 1,918 from January 13 to January 14.  There were 238,745 cumulative cases and 207,934 resolved cases across Québec as of January 14.

There were 1,496 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of January 14, and 231 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 8,938 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of January 14.

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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