Active COVID-19 cases among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil declined over the previous weekend.

According to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority, as of Monday, February 8, there were 34 active cases of COVID-19 across Argenteuil.  There had been 40 active cases on Friday, February 5.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil remained at 18 on February 8.

The Québec government reported active cases of COVID-19 at the following schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of February 4:

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 7, seven cases of COVID-19 were active at the Résidence de Lachute, and three cases of COVID-19 were active at the CHSLD Argenteuil long-term care facility in Lachute.

Québec statistics

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 11,504 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Monday, February 8.  The number of active cases had increased by 853 from February 7 to February 8.

There were 969 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of February 8, and 160 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 10.046 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of February 8, which was an increase of 15 deaths from February 7.

Changes to restrictions

The return to the colour-based red-orange-yellow-green COVID-19 warning system takes effect on February 8.  Most of Québec had been under the same restrictions since the beginning of January.

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.