There was just one new, active case of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Tuesday, February 16.

According to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority, there were 18 active cases of COVID-19 among Argenteuil residents as of Tuesday.  On Monday, February 15, there had been 17 active cases.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil had increased to 21 as of Tuesday, from 20 on Monday.

On Monday, there were a total of 391 active cases of COVID-19 across the Laurentides region of Québec.

Cases in schools and long-term care facilities

The Québec government reported active cases of COVID-19 at the following schools across the MRC d’Argenteuil as of February 16:

Laurentian Regional High School in Lachute

Polyvalente Lavigne in Lachute

As of February 16, one case of COVID-19 was 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 9,399 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as Tuesday, February 16.  The number of active cases had increased by 669 from February 15 to February 16.

There were 771 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of February 16, and 134 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 10,246 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of February 16, which was an increase of 17 deaths from February 15.

Restrictions

Under Québec’s regional system of COVID-19 emergency measures, the MRC d’Argenteuil, and the entire Laurentides region, is a red zone.

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 remain in effect.

Vaccination stations planned, help wanted

On Tuesday, February 16, the CISSS des Laurentides is pleased to announce that eight COVID-19 vaccination sites will be established across the region to serve residents.

The sites will be located in Deux-Montagnes, Lachute, Blainville, Saint-Jérôme, Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Rivière-Rouge and Mont-Laurier. The sites will be opened gradually between the week of February 22 and March 8, always depending on the availability of vaccine doses.

However, the CISSS des Laurentides has not yet specified the exact locations.

Depending on their size, the eight vaccination sites will deliver between 780 and 4,000 vaccines per

day.   The combined number of sites will be able to vaccinate nearly 15,000 people daily when the number of doses available allows it. The vaccination process will be by invitation only and by appointment.

Instructions on how to make an appointment and further details of the vaccination campaign will soon be available on the santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca website.

The CISSS des Laurentides is making sure to respect the list of priority groups established by the Ministry of Health and Social Services for vaccination.

The CISSS des Laurentides expects to need around 100 employees per site to assist with the vaccination efforts, including vaccinators-injectors, nurses, administrative officers, security guards, etc. Anyone who is interested in employment is invited to submit their application online at santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca .