Long waits at Sherbrooke COVID-19 testing centre

Record Staff

The Designated Screening Centre (CDD) on Murray Street in Sherbrooke is currently experiencing a high volume of traffic.
According to a CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS press release, the increase suggests the population is responding well to the call to be screened.
Teams are working to respond to the demand as quickly as possible, the health authority said.
In order to reduce the pressure, the Sherbrooke CDD will soon be moving to a more suitable location. Details of the time and location of this move will be communicated as soon as possible.
In the meantime, in order to improve the fluidity of access to the Sherbrooke CDD, some 70 parking spaces belonging to Sercovie on Murray Street will be made available to users. The walking distance to the CDD is less than 500 meters.
According to the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, the Townships is seeing an increase in cases of COVID-19 for all age groups.
“We are at a critical time and we must not relax our prevention measures. Wear your mask, wash your hands, keep your distance. It’s crucial,” a CHUS press release said.
Quebec is reporting 180 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths bringing the total in the province to 64,056 confirmed cases and 5,771 deaths. Hospitalizations are up by eight to 113. Intensive care cases now stand at 14, down one from the day before.
In the Estrie region there were 10 new cases reported in the last 24 hours bringing the local total to 1,371 infections.

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