Public Health struggles to explain the increase in cases in Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle

Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle has just appeared on the radar of Public Health. Its regional representative, Dr. Mylène Drouin, however, has difficulty explaining the increase in cases in the sector.

“We can not put our finger on a cause,” said Wednesday the Montreal director of public health, who was reacting precisely to transmission trends in these central-western neighborhoods.

According to the Institut national de santé publique du Québec (INSPQ), the socio-health sector of Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle has 336 active cases, or 224.7 per 100,000 residents, which is by far the highest proportion in the region. island of Montreal. In this regard, the north of the island and Saint-Laurent are in second place, with 160 active cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

Lachine-Est is particularly affected by an increase in transmission, confirms the borough.

Dr. Mylène Drouin agrees that, for the moment, the trend has not led to the conclusion of anything other than accelerated community transmission in the region.

“There is no major outbreak that explains the increase. We also looked at cultural communities, ”she said.

“Something has happened in the last few weeks at the community level.” – Mylène Drouin

“More than ever, let’s respect social distancing measures. Let us respect the two meters distance, wear the mask and wash our hands frequently, ”recalled the mayoress of Lachine, Maja Vodanovic.

The socio-health sector of Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle is followed “closely” by Quebec, Premier François Legault said yesterday.

Supervised residences

In private seniors’ residences, the situation is not improving.

At Résidence Lachine, Public Health speaks of a “critical” condition. As of Monday, there were 15 cases, for a proportion of 20% of residents affected.

The Lachine Floralies are also “under close surveillance”, with 28 cases reported. The situation is however under control, assures its general manager, Benoit Lellouche.

“All affected residents are in quarantine,” he said. If everything goes as planned, we will have no more cases in a week. “

Employees as well as seniors who may have had contact with infected people have been tested internally.

No case was identified in the other Floralies residence, located in LaSalle.

Affected schools

During the last 14 days, 229 cases have been confirmed in LaSalle, 123 in Lachine and 14 in Dorval. In the meantime, cases have been confirmed in 15 different schools in the area, including seven in Lachine.

– Lachine vocational training center
– LaSalle Center
– Saint-Louis College
– Cavelier de LaSalle School
– Dalbé-Viau School
– Dorval-Jean-XXIII School
– Grand-Héron School
– School of the Small College
– Gentilly School
– Laurendeau-Dunton School
– Les Berges de Lachine school
– Philippe-Morin School
– Most Holy Sacrament School
– Lakeside Academy School
– École LaSalle Elementary Junior Campus

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