Twenty-five new cases of COVID-19 have been recorded in Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean over the past 24 hours.
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At the CHSLD Isidore-Gauthier d’Alma, the record has grown even worse.
Eight new cases were recorded for a total of 19 infected residents out of 36 and 16 employees.
The outbreak at the Alma Hospital also remains a concern. However, only one new case has been identified in the last few hours.
TVA Nouvelles has learned that this outbreak has had an impact on the academic progress of 16 nursing students from Alma College.
They were on probation at the hospital when the outbreak broke out. They have all been tested. So far, the college has not counted any cases among them.
The management decided to suspend the internships for the week while waiting to see the evolution of the situation.
Fewer services in Bas-Saguenay
The regional health authorities confirm that from next Monday, the activities of the current services offered at the CLSC du Fjord in L’Anse-Saint-Jean will be transferred temporarily to the La Baie sector in Saguenay.
A lack of resources is at the origin of this decision, which risks complicating the lives of the people of Bas-Saguenay.
They will have to travel a greater distance to obtain blood samples, to have a vaccine or to have their bandage changed.
The situation will be reassessed in the coming months because the regional health center ensures that it has the will to maintain services in this sector, but for the moment this is no longer possible.
In addition, all activities have resumed in hemato-oncology at the Roberval Hospital.
This is excellent news for people in the sector suffering from cancer who, since last March, had to come to the Alma Hospital to receive their treatments.
A procedure has been put in place with the infection prevention and control service to ensure user safety.
However, access to the premises remains restricted.