The head of the intensive care unit at Hôpital Maisonneuve-Rosemont, Dr. François Marquis, has been placed in administrative segregation after receiving a positive result in a test for COVID-19.
In an interview with LCN, Dr. Marquis indicates having received a “weak positive” result in an administrative test. However, the one who subsequently participated in a study received confirmatory tests that came back negative.
“It changes absolutely nothing, it is a principle of prudence. So I’m going to do my quarantine like everyone else, like someone who is positive, ”he says.
Dr François Marquis clarified that he was asymptomatic, that he was doing well and that his wife had tested negative for COVID-19.
“Everything is going well, but we show the example that there are no exceptions. What’s good for kitty is good for kitty. I’m in my 40s like everyone else, ”he laughs.
According to the doctor, getting a positive result and then a negative result is something that is rather rare.
“Often what we see more are negative results that will turn positive. Results that are contrary to each other like that is a small rarity, ”he says.
Although the situation is unlikely, it remains possible. Dr François explains that there are three scenarios that can cause the situation to happen.
In the first, he would have indeed contracted the virus while being asymptomatic.
Another possibility would be that the result that it was a false positive.
Finally, the last possible scenario could be the fact that he has COVID-19 and an error occurred while taking the control test.
However, Dr. Marquis is not at risk and will do a 14-day quarantine so as not to risk infecting patients or colleagues.