Quebec reports 251 new cases of COVID-19

Record Staff

The most recent data on the evolution of COVID-19 in Quebec shows 251 new cases in the last day. Montréal public health authorities also added 248 cases from between Sept. 9 and 14 due to a catch-up in the entry of laboratory results, bringing the total number of people infected in the province to 66,356.
Two deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, as well as one death which occurred between Sept. 10 and 15, for a total of 5,791.
The number of hospitalizations increased by 6 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 136. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 3, for a total of 29. The number of tests conducted on Sept. 15, the last day for which data is available, amount to 24,112 for a total of 1,979,527 tests performed in Quebec to date.
In the Estrie region 15 new cases were reported in the last day bringing the local total to 1,508.
Among the outbreaks currently under watch, five new cases were reported originating from La Microdistillerie in Sherbrooke, while two came from the Ascot sector of town and two others were added to the École le Groéland in Sherbrooke.
Two additional employees from the Lambton CHSLD were also confirmed COVID-19 positive, bringing the total there to 34 cases, 15 employees and 19 residents, two of whom have died.
No new cases were reported from Champlain College in Lennoxville, but a new outbreak of less than five cases was reported at the COVID-19 confinement centre in Sherbrooke.
Shebrooke testing centre moving
Within a few weeks, all COVID-19 screening services in Sherbrooke will be moved to 75 J.-A.-Bombardier Street, formerly the BRP office. In the meantime, as of next week a transitional location will be set up at 30 J.-A.-Bombardier Street, formerly the Costco warehouse, to improve the fluidity at Murray’s CDD in the short term.

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