The measures associated with the shift to a red zone will come into effect Thursday morning at one minute past midnight, although school and sports environments, including the training rooms, have one extra day to prepare.
Quebec is reporting 1,378 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of people infected to 118,529 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Twenty-two new deaths were added, for a total of 6,515. Among the 22 deaths, six occurred in the last 24 hours and the others occurred within the last week. The number of hospitalizations increased by 39 compared to the previous day, for a cumulative total of 573. Among these, the number of people in intensive care increased by 2, for a total of 84.
In the Estrie region, 59 new cases of COVID-19 were reported for a local total of 3,286. The number of active cases in Estrie is 558, according to the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS website. To date there have been 47 deaths in the region, and 2,681 people in Estrie are considered recovered from the virus.
New COVID-19 screening point in Magog
In order to continue the consolidation of COVID-19 screening services in the territory, a new point of service for screening by appointment will open on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020 at 9 a.m. in Magog.
The new point of service will be located at 2700 Sherbrooke Street, Magog.
Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Appointment booking: 819 481-0851, every day between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
Depending on availability, appointments can be made for the same day, but it is recommended to call the day before for an appointment the next day. People who wish to take a test at the Magog screening service point can call 819 481-0851 as of Sunday, Nov. 15.
Emergency rooms at Hôtel-Dieu in Sherbrooke, the center de santé et de services sociaux du Granit and the hospital, CLSC and the centre d’hébergement in Asbestos
The safety of users in these areas is enhanced. From now on, all users on stretchers will be isolated, as a preventive measure, upon their arrival. No visitors or accompanying persons will be admitted (except for children and humanitarian situations) to these emergency rooms during the pandemic.
Security will also be reinforced at the Memphrémagog Health and Social Services Centre’s emergency room as of Nov. 18.
In order to improve the quality of COVID-19 screening services and to adapt to the needs of users, the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS would like to know the opinion of users who have recently undergone a screening test. To do so, a link to fill out a short questionnaire, on a voluntary and anonymous basis, will be sent within 48 hours following the announcement of the test result. The link will be sent by text message or e-mail to users who meet specific criteria, depending on the method they have chosen to receive their results. The survey will be in effect until Nov.20 inclusively.