According to a statement sent out by the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, all staff and residents who had contact with the two infected persons at the Youville CHSLD in Sherbrooke have tested negative for COVID-19. Further follow-up testing will be done in the coming days.
The outcome of the outbreak therefore remains at two people, one resident and one staff member.
The 24-person unit, however, is still considered to be in an outbreak since Sunday. Additional protective measures, including the containment of residents, remain in effect in the two units where the employee worked. Individual recreational activities have been put in place for the residents of those units.
Visiting, according to the usual rules, remains permitted in the other housing units of the centre.
Two additional deaths and 64 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Quebec in the last day.
The total in the province now stands at 61,316 confirmed cases and 5,729 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Estrie region reported two new cases bringing the local total to 1,122.
There are currently 146 patients in hospital across the province due to the novel coronavirus, 26 of whom are in intensive care.
The province has reported fewer than 100 cases for the six days in a row.
At least 54,238 people are considered recovered from COVID-19.