The number of active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the MRC d’Argenteuil as of Monday, May 31 remained below five. The CISSS des Laurentides does not list the exact number of cases if there are less than five across a regional municipality.
As of Monday, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 across Argenteuil remained at 24.
Across the Laurentides region of Québec, there was a total of 150 active cases of COVID-19 as of May 31.
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.
Effective May 29, Québec residents interested in receiving their second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine can go designated walk-in vaccination site, according to locations and time slots identified at www.santelaurentides.gouv.qc.ca. Individuals must meet the following requirements:
- Be a minimum age of 45 years old
- Have received a first dose of AstraZeneca or Covishield vaccine for at least eight weeks
- Not to be immunosuppressed.
The Québec department of health and social services reported that 384,175 COVID-19 vaccine doses been administered across the Laurentides territory as of Monday, May 31. Across Québec, 5,583,075 vaccine doses had been administered as of Monday.
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 31. As of Monday, 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 4,758 active cases of COVID-19 across Québec as of Monday, May 31. There were 419 new cases across Québec on Friday from Thursday.
There were 385 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Québec as of Monday, and 91 of those patients were in intensive care.
There had been 11,118 confirmed deaths due to COVID-19 across Québec as of May 31, which was an increase of three deaths from May 30.
Due to the reduction in the number of cases, the entire Laurentides region of Québec is now fully on the orange alert level.
Orange zone restrictions allow the following:
- the reopening of restaurants (maximum per table of two people, accompanied, if applicable, their minor children, or occupants of the same private residence);
- return to class full time students in secondary 3, 4, and 5.
- Reopening of fitness facilities (with a mask or face covering at all times for everyone)
- A maximum of 100 people in places of worship (with the exception of weddings and funerals which are limited to 25 people).
The decline in active cases combined with the excellent participation in vaccination has made the transition to orange possible.
“We are aware that this change will be a breath of fresh air for the Laurentians who have shown great adaptability until today. To continue to protect us and earn more individual freedoms, the new measures must be respected even if it may be tempting to let our guard down. Deconfinement requires compliance with health instructions, otherwise our fight against the pandemic will necessarily take a step back. It is therefore a collective responsibility,” said Laurentides director of public health, Dr. Éric Goyer.