COVID-19 update, Quebec on curfew, 430 active cases in Outaouais
The number of COVID-19 cases in the Outaouais since the start of the pandemic had reached 5,312 on January 11, marking a rise of 18 from the previous day. According to the Centre intégré de la santé et des services sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO), 4,749 people had recovered from the virus as of the same date. Counting 430 active cases in the community, it added that 133 people in the region had died from the virus so far – five more than last week.
CISSSO said it administered an average of 490 COVID-19 screening tests per day, over the previous seven days. Accounting 3,967 cumulative cases and 255 active ones attributed to Gatineau’s urban core, it added that the MRC de Papineau had 677 cumulative cases and 91 actives ones, the MRC de la Vallée-de-la-Gatineau recorded 350 cumulative cases with 55 active cases, the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais had 264 overall with 23 active cases, and the MRC de Pontiac had 60 total cases and five or less active ones. It added that the origin of five or less cases had yet to be determined.
With 26 people in the region hospitalized last week, it noted that two required intensive care. CISSSO added that 87 health care employees were actively infected by the virus.
Having experienced viral outbreaks in more than a dozen of its facilities across the region, CISSSO notably indicated that the Résidence Cité-Jardin seniors’ home in Gatineau has been home to 113 cumulative cases and 16 deaths with one active case and 96 people recovered. Résidence la Gappe also in Gatineau had 77 cumulative cases and 12 deaths with five active cases remaining and 60 people recovered. More regional COVID-19 statistics and information are available on CISSSO’s webpage - https://cisss-outaouais.gouv.qc.ca/covid-19/.
Those wanting to get tested for COVID-19 are encouraged to fill out CISSSO’s online self-assessment tool before calling 1-877-644-4545 or 1-819-644-4545 to set up an appointment within 24 hours.