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Active COVID-19 cases down to five in Argenteuil

As of Monday, May 17 there were just five active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority. On Friday, May 14, there had been reported nine active cases across Argenteuil.

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

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, there was a total of 255 active cases of COVID-19 as of May 17.

Vaccination information

Since May 14, COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available to all adults aged 18 and greater in Québec.

The Québec department of health and social services reported that 297,384 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across the Laurentides territory as of Monday. Across Québec, 4,396,507 vaccine doses had been administered as of Monday.

On May 13, use of the AstraZeneca vaccine as a first dose was suspended in Québec due to continued concerns resulting from blood clots which some individuals developed after receiving the vaccine.

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

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 7,011 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Monday, May 17, and there were 551 new cases across Québec on Monday.

There were 501 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Monday, and 116 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 11,042 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of May 17, which was an increase of eight deaths from May 16.

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 June 3.

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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