Estrie doing well, Monteregie moving to red

By Matthew McCully
Estrie doing well, Monteregie moving to red

Quebec Premier Francois Legault announced Tuesday that more regions, including the Monteregie northeast of Montreal and the Charlevoix region near Quebec City will move to COVID-19 red alert and face additional restrictions and closures.
Meanwhile, Estrie’s Public Health Director Alain Poirier held a press conference saying the territory served by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS appears stable, explaining the region is considered an orange zone on paper, but is really acting more yellow.
The province reported 815 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total number of people infected to 87,791. According to public health 73,734 are considered recovered.
Five deaths were added in the last 24 hours for a total of 5,970 in the province since the start of the pandemic.
Hospitalizations increased by 11 for a total of 468, with 85 of those patients in intensive care.
In the Estrie region, 11 new cases were added, bringing the local total to 2,090.
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS said yesterday that seven of the 30 some outbreaks that had been under observation were removed from the watch list after no new cases were reported in the last 28 days.

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