No new cases in Ascot district, according to local health authority

Record Staff

The latest numbers revealed by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS show no new cases in Sherbrooke’s Ascot district and BRP since the last update.
The region’s health authority reports a total of 63 positive COVID-19 cases in the Ascot district and 13 cases at BRP, with one unrelated to the original outbreak. However, there are six new cases at the CHSLD Lambton boosting it to 16 positive cases (six employees, 10 residents).
Twenty new cases were reported in the Estrie region in the last 24 hours, bringing the local total to 1,283. Of the 20 new cases, 16 are from Sherbrooke.
A mobile testing clinic sent by the CHUS remains available for residents living in the Ascot district. The testing site is located at the Église du Précieux-Sang on rue Thibault. People can also go to the CLSC Murray to get tested any day of the week.
Quebec’s public health authority also submitted its latest COVID-19 numbers in the province on Wednesday. The recent data shows 132 new cases bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 62,746.
There have been no new deaths accounted for in the last 24 hours, although one death occurred between August 26 and 31, and another before August 26, putting the total at 5,764 deaths in Quebec.
There is also one less hospitalization for a total of 109. Intensive care unit patients remained stable at 20 and 12,925 Quebec residents were tested for the novel coronavirus on August 31 pushing the total to 1,686,838.
The Federation autonome de l’enseignement (FAE), one of Quebec’s largest teachers’ unions representing close to 49,000 teachers, is taking the provincial government to court in a fight to create a strategy for rapid COVID-19 testing in schools.
Despite promises from Health Minister Christian Dubé in August, the FAE said it has yet to see any changes or moves to implement a testing strategy. The union wants to force the Quebec government to disseminate all information related to its back-to-school plans.

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