Two days after it was added to the list of homes outbreak, the CHSLD Gardens, the Upper St. Lawrence river is experiencing its first significant increase, with five new confirmed cases of people infected with the COVID-19.
The five new patients are all employees of the residential facility for seniors in loss of autonomy located in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures. This 14th home outbreak in the National Capital now has 7 people infected, of which only one elder.
Recall that the residents of the second floor of the establishment where the outbreak occurred, and that all employees were to be tested following the discovery of the first case on Thursday.
On the whole of the region, the regional director of public health, Dr. François Desbiens, reported 34 additional infections, bringing the total to 1354 people who have contracted the disease since the beginning of the pandemic.
The situation of the NURSING homes General Hospital of Quebec, the home of the outbreak the most active in the territory for several days, continuing to get worse. Just like the day, there are new six new cases of COVID-19 in the residence of La Cité-Limoilou.
This time, there are four residents and two healthcare workers, for a total of 65 patients in the institution. For the time being, twenty employees of the CIUSSS of the Capitale-Nationale region who are working have been put in isolation.
Of their sides, the residences Clearing in the Wooded Haven of the Trait-Carré are two new infections, whereas there were one additional the CHSLD Le Faubourg, and to the Gardens of Evangeline.
However, there are no reports of any more deaths than yesterday in Quebec city. Moreover, the spread of COVID-19 remained stable in eight of the 14 environments for the elderly are considered as foci of outbreaks.
What’s more, 696 people have now won their fight against the new coronavirus in the National Capital.
The CISSS Chaudière-Appalaches, the number of confirmed cases rises to 484, or a single more. Of the number, there are not more than 78 patients active.