There were six active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Friday, May 21, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.

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

Across the Laurentides region of Québec, there was a total of 260 active cases of COVID-19 as of May 21.

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 318,324 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across the Laurentides territory as of Friday, May 21. Across Québec, 4,747,192 vaccine doses had been administered as of Friday.

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.

Schools and long-term care facilities

According to the Québec government, there were no schools within MRC d’Argenteuil with any active cases of COVID-19 as of May 21. 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 6,625 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Friday, May 21, and there were 752 new cases across Québec on Friday.

There were 437 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Friday, and 106 of those patients were in intensive care.

There had been 11,075 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of May 21, which was an increase of nine deaths from May 20.

Restrictions

Under Québec’s regional system of COVID-19 emergency measures, the MRC d’Argenteuil, and the entire Laurentides region, is a red zone. However, on May 28, the region will become an orange zone and various restrictions on businesses and services will be gradually reduced during June, as long as cases continue to decline.

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 remains in effect until May 28. Entry into Québec from Ontario is also restricted in response to Ontario closing its border to non-essential traffic until June 3.

On May 28, bars and restaurants will be able to offer outdoor dining.