Active COVID-19 cases among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil continued to decrease as of Thursday, February 4.

As of Thursday, there were 33 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of Argenteuil.  There had been 40 active cases of COVID-19 among Argenteuil residents on Wednesday.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil remained at 18 on February 4.

The Québec government reported active cases of COVID-19 at the following schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of February 3:

École Dansereau-St-Martin in Grenville

Séminaire du Sacré-Coeur in Grenville-sur-la-Rouge

École St-Philippe in Brownsburg-Chatham

Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute

Polyvalente Lavigne in Lachute

As of February 3, nine cases of COVID-19 were active at the Résidence de Lachute, and one case of COVID-19 was active at the CHSLD Argenteuil long-term care facility in Lachute.

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, 12,535 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of February 4.

Québec statistics

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 12,962 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Thursday, February 4.  The number of active cases had increased by 1,093 from February 3 to February 4.

There were 1,070 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of February 4, and 175 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 9,941 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of February 4, which was an increase of 42 deaths from February 3.

Changes to restrictions

The return to the colour-based red-orange-yellow-green COVID-19 warning system was announced on February 2.  However, the present measures remain in effect until February 8.

The CISSS des Laurentides, which includes the MRC d’Argenteuil, is designated as a red zone.  Some of the changes that will take effect on February 8 include:

  • reopening of non-priority businesses, including personal and beauty care
  • reopening of museums and libraries
  • the resumption of outdoor activities with a maximum of four people

The curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m., the ban on gatherings in private homes and on private land, and compulsory working from home will remain in effect. Compliance with health measures remains essential.