The Lanaudière region is still a hotspot for COVID-19.
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In Saint-Jean de Matha, more than an hour from Montreal, the private residence Le Grand Manoir was in turn struggling with an outbreak problem.
In one week, around twenty cases were identified within the clientele. Fortunately, employees who spoke to TVA Nouvelles on condition of anonymity assure that there were no deaths.
The residence welcomes a clientele of autonomous and semi-autonomous people, but there are also people with loss of autonomy. There are care units, affordable housing and specialized care rooms.
It is not known how the virus entered the residence, but Lanaudière has experienced failures in terms of community transmission: patients whose relatives have visited could have contributed to the problem at the Grand Manoir.
Precisely, on Saturday afternoon, the CISSS de Lanaudière affirmed in an email to TVA Nouvelles that the outbreak is under control and that all efforts are being made to ensure a safe environment for residents.
Without giving further details, it can be assumed that red zones have been created, that residents have been confined or isolated and that staff avoid working with sisters and brothers who work in other green or yellow sectors.
The CISSS de Lanaudière confirms that it has offered support to owners since the start of the outbreak. Staff from the integrated health and social services center in Lanaudière came in as reinforcements.
The CISSS told TVA Nouvelles that the owners are very present on the premises and that they offer good collaboration.
Employees ensure that the establishment has the necessary equipment to protect themselves.
During this time, there are 88 confirmed cases and 17 deaths for more than two weeks according to the most recent update concerning the St-Eusèbe residence in Joliette.
More than one in two residents has tested positive for COVID-19 since the outbreak.