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Active COVID-19 cases in Argenteuil at 36, no changes to number of schools and long-term care facilities with cases

According to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority, there were 36 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil, as of Thursday, January 21, which was an increase of four cases from Wednesday, January 20.  There had been 439 cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Argenteuil as of Thursday.  Across the entire Laurentides region of Québec, there were 790 active cases of COVID-19 as of January 20.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Argenteuil had increased to 15 on Thursday.

The Québec government reported active cases of COVID-19 at the following schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of January 20:

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 20, COVID-19 cases were present at the Résidence Médaillion d’or Lachute, and at the CHSLD Argenteuil long-term care facility in Lachute.

Vaccination progress

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, 11,104 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of January 21.

Québec statistics

The curfew across Québec intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 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.

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 18,253 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Thursday, January 20.  The number of active cases had increased by 1,735 from January 19 to January 20.  There were 248,860 cumulative cases and 221,327 resolved cases across Québec as of January 20.

There were 1,453 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of January 20, and 216 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 9,273 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of January 20.

 

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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