Active COVID-19 cases have remained steadily low among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil during the past week. On May 17, there had been five active cases, and by May 21 there were six active cases. As of Tuesday, May 25, there were again just five active cases, according to the CISSS des Laurentides regional health authority.
As of Tuesday, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil remained at 24.
Across the Laurentides region of Québec, there was a total of 220 active cases of COVID-19 as of May 25.
COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available to all adults aged 18 and greater in Québec.
Vaccinations are also available to adolescents aged 12 to 17, and to essential workers or individuals with chronic health conditions aged 16 and higher.
The Québec department of health and social services reported that 342,999 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across the Laurentides territory as of Tuesday, May 25. Across Québec, 5,051,681 vaccine doses had been administered as of Tuesday.
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 25. As of Tuesday, there were no active cases of COVID-19 at long-term care or retirement residences in the MRC d’Argenteuil.
According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), there were 5,365 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Tuesday, May 25, and there were 346 new cases across Québec on Tuesday.
There were 415 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Tuesday, and 101 of those patients were in intensive care.
There had been 11,101 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of May 25, which was an increase of six deaths from May 24.
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.