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58 active cases of COVID-19 among Argenteuil residents, 106,599 vaccine doses administered across Laurentides

There were 58 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Friday, April 9, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil was 23 as of Friday.

There was a total of 455 active cases of COVID-19 across the Laurentides region of Québec as of April 9.

Vaccination information

The Québec department of health and social services reported that 106,599 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered across the Laurentides region as of Friday.

In the Laurentides region 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 April 9 at the following schools in MRC d’Argenteuil communities:

École Dansereau – St-Martin in Grenville

École St-Alexandre in Lachute

École St-Julien in Lachute

École St-Philippe in Brownsburg-Chatham

École Bouchard in Brownsburg

Polyvalente Lavigne 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 11,897 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Friday, April 9, which was 1,683 more cases than on Thursday, April 8.

There were 569 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Friday, and 134 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 10,726 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of April 9, which was an increase of eight deaths from April 8.

Across Québec, 1,754,749 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.

James Morgan

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