Lion clientele recommended for testing

By Gordon Lambie
Lion clientele recommended  for testing
(Photo : Matthew McCully)

The regional Public Health department is calling on anyone who visited the Lion Pub and Brewery in Lennoxville on Nov. 10 or 11 to go get tested for COVID-19. To date eight cases have been attributed to a new outbreak at the bar. While many have already been contacted, anyone who was present is encouraged to get tested and self-isolate, whether they are symptomatic or not.
In an update on the situation at Bishop’s University posted on the school’s website, Dean of Student Affairs Stine Linden-Andersen shared that the at least some of the cases at the school have been linked to the outbreak at the Lion. The university reported 16 cases in its residences and at least 12 cases off campus. The school has two sectors under observation by Public Health as outbreaks, or situations where individuals are known to have caught the virus from one another.
The province, meanwhile, reported 1,124 new cases, bringing the total number of people infected to 134,330. The data also reports 45 new deaths, for a total of 6,887. The number of hospitalizations increased by 21 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 655. Among these, the number of people in intensive care decreased by 2, for a total of 96.
During his afternoon update, Quebec Premier Francois Legault encouraged Quebecers to plan for no more than two gatherings over the four-day holiday period granted by the government last week. The premier also singled out the Asbestos and Granit regions on a shortlist of parts of the province that are particularly hard hit at the moment and where people should be making a particular effort to stay home as much as possible.

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