Weekend COVID-19 update

Record Staff
Weekend COVID-19 update

The Province of Quebec recorded 1,395 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday after having added 1,480 on Saturday and 1,269 on Friday, bringing the total number of people infected to 141,038. The data also report 12 new deaths for a weekend total of 54 and an overall total of 7,033. The number of hospitalizations varied over the three days, although the overall number decreased by 10 compared to Thursday’s figures, for a cumulative total of 665. The number of people in intensive care remained the same from Thursday to Friday, Increased by three on Saturday, and then decreased by 1 on Sunday, for a total of 92.
In the Estrie Region, 87 cases were reported on Sunday after 96 on Saturday and a combined 172 on Thursday and Friday. For each day roughly half of the cases were concentrated in the Sherbrooke area, with the remainder being spread across all other local health networks in the territory. The second highest concentration of new cases was in the Haute-Yamaska region, which includes Granby and Bromont. The cumulative number of deaths in the Estrie climbed to 62 over the weekend, while the number of hospitalizations on Sunday was 23, six of whom were in intensive care.
The CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS added the CSSS de Coaticook long term care home to its list of facilities under “outbreak watch” on Sunday, while new outbreaks were reported among the staff at Sherbrooke’s Hotel-Dieu Hospital, at the Centre d’hébergement Villa-Bonheur in the Haute Yamaska, at the Argyll pavilion in Sherbrooke, at the Cégep de Sherbrooke, at the Garage R. Gomez in Sherbrooke, and at an agro-food business in the des Sources MRC. The vast majority of outbreaks under observation reported no new related cases.
To limit the virus’ spread, the government is reminding people to frequently wash their hands for 20 seconds with soap and water, especially when you come in from outside; use alcohol-based disinfectant on hands if soap and water are unavailable; respect the measures regarding private gatherings and activities in a public setting according to the alert level in effect in one’s home region and limit travel as much as possible.
Wearing a face covering is now mandatory for people 10 and older in most enclosed and partially enclosed public places and on public transit.
Should symptoms appear, people are reminded to immediately self-isolate; cough into the elbow; immediately discard tissues after use and wash hands, and consult one of the online self-care guides or call 1 877 644-4545 to find out about procedures to be followed.

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