Another 40 cases, two deaths in Estrie

Record Staff
Another 40 cases, two deaths in Estrie

There were 1,100 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Wednesday, bringing the total number of people infected since the spring to 135,430. There were 28 new deaths reported, for a total of 6,915, but the number of hospitalizations remained stable compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 655. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by 3, for a total of 93. There were 10964 active cases across the province, and 117,551 people are considered to have recovered.
In the Estrie region, there was a second day of 40 new cases, once again spread out over almost all local areas. Two new deaths brought that total to 57, one at the Asbestos Hospital and the other at the BMP Hospital. The local number of hospitalizations decreased by four to 24, but the number of people in intensive care increased by two to seven. Of the 4,233 cases since the spring, 3,641 are now considered recovered.
Public health was aware of 535 active cases in the Townships as of Tuesday, more than half of which are concentrated in the Sherbrooke, Granby, and Asbestos areas. Despite those concentrations, however, 59 local communities were reporting some number of active infections.
A temporary testing centre was set up on the Bishop’s University campus on Wednesday to help control the outbreak within that community. There were no new cases linked to the two outbreaks being tracked at the school or to the Golden Lion Pub, although four new outbreaks were added to the Public Health department’s list of installations and establishments under observation.

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