The Chaudière-Appalaches region recorded eight additional deaths linked to COVID-19 on Tuesday, which represents a high for the region so far.
This was confirmed by the CISSS de Chaudière-Appalaches in Newspaper, indicating that the previous record was six and dated last Thursday.
Four of these victims resided at the CHSLD Cap-Saint-Ignace, one of the hardest hit establishments at the moment and where there are now a total of 12 deaths.
The other people who succumbed to the virus come from the private CHSLD under agreement Chanoine-Audet de Lévis, the CHSLD de Beauceville, the private residence for seniors Mgr Bourget de Lévis and the Hôtel-Dieu de Lévis.
“Eight deaths in a single day is really a lot. Obviously I would like the average number of deaths per week to be lowered. We have been doing better in recent weeks, ”said the Director of Public Health of Chaudière-Appalaches, the Dre Liliana Romero.
The Dre Romero also remains concerned about three accommodation settings affected by outbreaks.
“Most of the outbreaks are currently under control. We are currently concerned about the RPA Mgr Bourget, the CHSLD Cap-Saint-Ignace and the Marc-André-Jacques. We are working in collaboration with the authorities of these establishments, ”she told the Newspaper Tuesday afternoon.
The woman notes on a more optimistic note that cases are stabilizing, which is good news, she said.
“What we can see globally is that the figures are currently showing a stabilization trend in new cases. I hope that it will be maintained and that the deaths will not explode ”, underlined the director of public health of the region.
Chaudière-Appalaches saw a slight drop in the number of cases in 24 hours. The region identified 44 new infected on Tuesday.
Decrease in cases in Quebec
The Quebec region reports a decrease in COVID-19 cases compared to Monday, recording 49 additional infections.
La Capitale-Nationale also deplores two new deaths and four new hospitalizations, bringing the count to 50 hospitalized people, including seven cases in intensive care.