Late Wednesday afternoon the Renaissance Manoir St-Francis in Lennoxville posted a notice on Facebook saying two positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among residents.
Public health was quickly informed, the facility’s teams are in place and the situation is under control, the statement says.
New prevention measures have been added to contain the outbreak, limiting visits to one caregiver per resident per 24 hours, but strongly advising against non-essential visits to the residence. Deliveries of food and essentials should take place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at reception, and staff will deliver packages to the apartments of the residents.
Tuesday, Quebec reported 13,149 new COVID-19 cases in the previous 24-hour period, bringing the total number of confirmed active cases in the province to 78,215.
To date, 572,419 people are known to have contracted the virus in the province since the start of the pandemic.
The positivity rate of tests continued to climb in the province, reaching 26.8 per cent on Dec. 27, more than 1 out of every 4 tests.
The net increase in hospitalizations continued to climb, with total hospitalizations growing by 102 to 804. Total hospitalizations have not surpassed 800 in more than ten months.
The number of people in intensive care increased by 7 to 122. There were also 10 new deaths recorded, pushing the total to 11,702.
In the Eastern Townships, there are currently 3,725 confirmed active cases with 65 in hospital, 10 of whom were in intensive care.
Based on sampling at “sentinel laboratories,” the provincial institute for public health says omicron and delta variants are the only variants currently circulating in the province. The presumed ratio climbed to 91 percent omicron versus 9 per cent delta on Dec. 27, compared to 20.5 per cent omicron versus 79.5 per cent delta on Dec. 12.