Although it recorded two more deaths linked to the pandemic, the Capitale-Nationale reported its lowest daily toll in nearly three weeks with 95 new cases in 24 hours, a first since September 23.
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Note that the situation of the private residence Les Jardins de la Noblesse, in Charlesbourg, however deteriorated rapidly. While we had discovered at least three cases on Friday, thirteen more were added over the weekend.
For its part, unlike Quebec City, the Chaudière-Appalaches region has recorded its highest toll of the last six days, with 81 cases, in addition to deploring three other deaths.
It is in these two regions where we recorded the most deaths linked to COVID-19 in the last week across the province. With a cumulative total of 33 deaths, the Capitale-Nationale and Chaudière-Appalaches represent nearly 41% of the lives mowed down by the virus over the past seven days in Quebec.
As for the provincial toll, we deplore 12 deaths in 24 hours, but there is a certain decrease in the spread of the virus. As the day before, there are less than 1000 cases for the whole of the Belle Province, or 843.
At the University Institute of Cardiology and Pneumology of Quebec (IUCPQ), the first phase of generalized massive screening was carried out on Monday, which aims to examine the 180 patients of the establishment. Phase two will take place on Tuesday and will target all employees of the hospital center, i.e. more than 1,000 people.
“In theory, the results should come in overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday,” said the IUCPQ media relations manager by interim, Valérie Lefrançois.
Asked about the lack of efficiency of the OPTILAB analysis centralization system, criticized by doctors at the hospital, Mr.me Lefrançois says he is confident.
“Yes, of course there may be delays, but we meet them less, since we can afford to do our own internal analyzes,” she explains.
Struggling with outbreaks for nearly a month, the IUCPQ currently has 80 employees in quarantine, including 42 with a positive result for COVID-19.
On the user side, 24 are carriers of the virus.