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11 active cases of COVID-19 among Argenteuil residents, 8,737 cases across Québec on May 7

The work week ended with 11 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Friday, May 7, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil also remained unchanged at 24 as of Friday.

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, there was a total of 312 active cases of COVID-19 as of May 7.

Vaccination information

Québec is phasing in making COVID-19 vaccination appointments available to all adults aged 18 and greater.  As of May 7, individuals aged 35 and older (born in 1986 or before) were eligible.

The Québec department of health and social services reported that 237,307 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across the Laurentides territory as of Friday.

Astra-Zeneca COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered to adults ages 45 to 79 at clinics without appointment across the Laurentides region.

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 May 7 at the following schools in MRC d’Argenteuil communities:

École St-Alexandre in Lachute

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 8,737 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Friday, May 7, and there were 919 new cases across Québec on Friday.

There were 574 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Friday, and 139 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 10,974 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of May 7, which was an increase of three deaths from May 6.

Across Québec, 3,550,899 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. Entry into Québec from Ontario is also restricted in response to Ontario closing its border to non-essential traffic until May 20.

 

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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