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Active COVID-19 cases decrease in Argenteuil

Active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil declined over the recent weekend, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

On Friday, March 26, there had been 32 active cases among Argenteuil residents.  As of Monday, March 29, there were 23 active cases.

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

There was a total of 372 active cases of COVID-19 across the Laurentides region of Québec as of March 29.

Vaccination information

The Québec department of health and social services reported that 72,392 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across its territory as of Monday.

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 29 at the following schools in MRC d’Argenteuil communities:

École Bouchard in Brownsburg

École St-Alexandre in Lachute

École St-Julien in Lachute

Polyvalente Lavigne in Lachute

As of Monday, 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 7,987 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Monday, March 29, which was an increase of 891 cases from March 28.

There were 477 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Friday, and 120 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 10,651 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of March 29, which was an increase of four deaths from March 28.

Across Québec, 1,261,855 vaccine doses had been administered 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 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.

 

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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