More than 100 cases of COVID-19 in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

Plus de 100 cas de COVID-19 au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean

SAGUENAY – The number of people with the COVID-19 has exceeded Tuesday, the bar of the 100 cases in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.

The last balance-sheet is now a state of 103 people with. This is ten more than the day before. The good news is that there is still no hospital in the region.

The majority of cases (93) are on the territory of the Saguenay. This data can be explained by the presence of three foci of infection are important in Chicoutimi and in The Bay, explained the regional director of public health, Dr Donald Aubin.

There are now 15 cases at the CHSLD of the Hill in Chicoutimi, 17 at the seniors ‘ residence Villa St-Alexis Bay and 15 within a community of religious.

Information also suggests that some doctors are now affected at the hospital in Chicoutimi. The authorities have not wanted to confirm, but have reassured the population.

Dr. Aubin has ensured that there is currently no interruption of services in the network which could be due to the absence of some doctors.

Center designated hospital

Remember that for a Monday evening, the hospital, Chicoutimi has become a designated centre of hospitalizations for patients with COVID-19. These patients are thus no longer transferred to Quebec, but can now be hospitalized in the region.

The hospital of Chicoutimi could also support people from other regions if there is overflow in other designated centres across the province.

In a press briefing, the regional director of public health said Tuesday that 223 beds are available for hospitalization and 41 beds in the icu.

Of the 103 confirmed cases, 35 persons are considered cured.

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