LMonday’s report shows 23 new diagnoses of COVID-19 in the Outaouais. This represents – tied with the results of the day before – the largest increase recorded in seven days in the region. The contrast is particularly stark with the 61 new cases reported in Monday’s toll of last week.
The addition of these 23 new infections in Monday’s report pushes up to 5,752 the total number of COVID-19 cases diagnosed in the Outaouais since the start of the pandemic, which represents one in 70 people.
The downward trend is also observed for active cases. While in early January, the Outaouais approached the bar of 500 active cases, data released on Monday show that 210 people remain infected with the virus in the Outaouais – a decrease of 14 from Sunday.
The Hull, Aylmer and Gatineau sectors have 134 active cases (a drop of eight compared to Sunday), while there are 28 in the Papineau territory (–7), 25 in the Collines-de-l’Outaouais (+3), 21 in the Vallée-de-la-Gatineau (–2) and less than five in the Pontiac (stable).
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