Ctis the second time in less than a week that the number of new cases has exceeded thirty. Last Monday, taking into account adjusted data from the regional CIUSSS, 38 people had received a positive test result.
Four of the 32 new cases are linked to the Alma hospital outbreak. This outbreak has now sickened 41 people and is the second largest in the region during the second wave.
Only the outbreak of the Isidore-Gauthier CHSLD in Alma generated more cases, with 43. The CIUSSS, however, did not deplore any additional cases at this location on Sunday.
There are also three additional cases in a retirement home in the Jonquière sector. “The screening of all residents and employees of this [résidence] is in progress ”, indicates the CIUSSS in its daily details. A total of seven people were diagnosed with COVID-19 at this location.
The death toll remains unchanged at 29 people. The reports of outbreaks and hospitalized people are not updated on weekends.
Across Quebec, there is an increase of 1094 new cases.
A new school affected in Jonquière
Another school that is part of the De La Jonquière School Service Center (CSSDLJ) is affected by COVID-19, the École polyvalente Jonquière, which remains open.
Even though only one person has been infected with the disease so far, Public Health has seen fit to put an entire class in isolation. “Thus, the switch to online education will be done at the beginning of the week”, the CSSDLJ tells us in a press release.
This case is the first to be recorded at the École polyvalente Jonquière and the fifteenth in the CSSDLJ.
One more case at Cégep de Chicoutimi
A student in Dietetics and Food Processing Techniques at Cégep de Chicoutimi contracted COVID-19 during the fall break week.
The CEGEP indicates that the person affected by the disease “has not been around his classmates or his teachers in recent days.” No staff or student body was therefore placed in isolation.