La Capitale-Nationale maintains its sad record of daily COVID-19 cases by identifying, for a second consecutive day, 92 new people carrying the virus.
“We have now crossed two psychological barriers in Quebec. The 400 cases per week, but also the 3,000 cumulative cases since the start of the pandemic, ”said the interim regional director of Public Health, Dr Jacques Girard, on the airwaves of LCN on Monday morning.
With the most recent data from health authorities, Quebec now has a total of 3,061 cases in its territory. In the past week alone, 497 cases have been reported, more than 16% of the cumulative total since March.
Although no COVID-19-related deaths have been detected within 24 hours in Quebec, two deaths between September 14 and 19 have just been compiled, for a total of 206.
COVID comes to bingo
In addition, the Bingo de la Capitale, in Vanier, announced Sunday that the establishment was temporarily closing its doors due to an employee who contracted COVID-19 in recent days.
The employee in question would have been removed from his duties at the onset of the first symptoms “which were akin to a slight cold”, Wednesday noon, according to the director, Nancy Morin.
“As we have a predominantly elderly clientele, I didn't want to take any chances. We will remain closed for two or three days, at least, the time to disinfect the premises and receive the results of the screenings of all the staff, ”explains Ms. Morin, in an interview with the Journal.
Further south, the situation is hardly more enviable in Chaudière-Appalaches, which has reached a new peak in terms of daily cases. After having twice exceeded this week the previous record of 32, then 36 cases, this time it has recorded 50 more cases.
The Chaudière-Appalaches, like Montreal and Quebec, went yesterday to the moderate alert level (orange). However, as the living environments of the region are heavily impacted, the regional public health directorate has decided to further strengthen the measures in these establishments.
Like the two other regions in the orange zone, only visits necessary for humanitarian purposes and those of family caregivers providing significant assistance will be tolerated in CHSLDs. The others will be banned.
“But we are going a step further. Visits to private residences for seniors, intermediate and family-type resources, residences with continuous assistance, as well as hospitals in Lévis, Montmagny, Thetford and Saint-Georges, ”explains the spokesperson for the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches, Mireille Gaudreau.
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