The number of active cases of COVID-19 cases across the MRC d’Argenteuil increased significantly during the previous weekend.  As of Friday, January 15, there were 34 active cases of COVID-19 across Argenteuil.  As of Monday, January 18, there were 45 active cases, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.  Argenteuil had long held the place of having the fewest number of active cases in the Laurentides region, but that position has now been taken by the MRC des Pays d’en Haut.  There had been 418 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Argenteuil as of Monday.  Across the entire Laurentides region of Québec, there were 839 active cases of COVID-19 as of January 18.

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

The Québec government reported active cases of COVID-19 at the following schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of January 18:

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 18, COVID-19 cases were present at the CHSLD Argenteuil long-term care facility in Lachute.

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, 8,519 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 18.

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 19,925 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Sunday, January 17.  The number of active cases had increased by 1,634 from January 16 to January 17.  There were 244,348 cumulative cases and 215,325 resolved cases across Québec as of January 17.

There were 1,491 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of January 17, and 217 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 9,087 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of January 17.