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March starts with 14 active COVID-19 cases in Argenteuil

March is beginning with a slightly increased number of active COVID-19 cases among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil, although the number of cases is still low compared to other areas of Québec.

According to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority, as of Monday, March 1, there were 14 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil, which was an increase from nine active cases on Friday, February 26.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil remained at 21 as of Monday.

There was a total of 449 active cases of COVID-19 across the Laurentides region of Québec as of March 1.

The CISSS des Laurentides reported that 21,203 residents of the region had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday.

Cases in schools and long-term care facilities

According to the Québec government, the only active cases of COVID-19 at a school in the MRC d’Argenteuil as of March 1 was at Polyvalente Lavigne in Lachute.

As of Monday, no active cases of COVID-19 were present at long-term care facilities in the MRC d’Argenteuil.

Québec statistics

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 7,590 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as Monday, March 1.

There were 612 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Monday, and 122 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 10,399 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of March 1.

Across Québec, 438,815 people had been vaccinated against COVID-19 as of Monday.

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.

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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