There were 32 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Friday, March 26, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil remained at 22 as of Friday.

There was a total of 331 active cases of COVID-19 across the Laurentides region of Québec as of March 26.

Vaccination information

The CISSS des Laurentides reported that 63,471 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across its territory as of Friday.

All Québec residents aged 60 (born in 1961 or before) and greater are eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Vaccinations MUST be made by appointment and can be scheduled by going to QUÉBEC.CA/VACCINCOVID or by calling 1-866-495-5833.

Cases in schools and long-term care facilities

According to the Québec government, there were active cases of COVID-19 as of March 26 at the following schools in MRC d’Argenteuil communities:

École Bouchard in Brownsburg

École St-Alexandre in Lachute

École St-Julien in Lachute

Laurentian Elementary School in Lachute

As of Friday, there were no active cases of COVID-19 at long-term care or retirement residences in the MRC d’Argenteuil.

Québec statistics

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 7,364 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Friday, March 26, which was an increase of 950 cases from March 25.

There were 481 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Friday, and 115 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 10,637 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of March 26, which was an increase of seven deaths from March 25.

Across Québec, 1,121,958 vaccine doses had been administered as of Friday.

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 9:30 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.