COVID-19. The Drummond RCM is still recording worrying increases in COVID-19 cases, according to the regional director of public health, Dr. Marie-Josée Godi. Today’s report shows 31 new infections.
“For the whole region [de la Mauricie et du Centre-du-Québec], the number of cases remains at a high level. More specifically, the situation in the Drummond MRC and the Haut-Saint-Maurice territory shows worrying increases (…) For the last week, the municipalities most affected in Mauricie are the agglomeration of La Tuque, Shawinigan and Trois-Rivières . For the Center-du-Québec, these are the municipalities of Drummondville, Lyster, Plessisville, Saint-Ferdinand and Victoriaville, ”said the regional director of public health, Wednesday by video conference.
The 33 new infections were diagnosed in Drummondville, Durham-Sud, Notre-Dame-du-Bon-Conseil, Saint-Cyrille-de-Wendover, Saint-Eugène, Saint-Germain-de-Grantham and Saint-Majorique-de- Grantham.
On a larger scale, in the past 24 hours, 33 new cases have been declared in Mauricie and 45 in Center-du-Québec, bringing the regional total to 9,083 citizens who have been inconvenienced by the virus since July 12.
Thirty-six fewer active cases are counted compared to yesterday’s balance sheet, for a total of 986.
The number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 has fallen by five people, to 32. For the intensive care sector, the situation has remained the same while four users are being cared for.
Unfortunately, the invisible enemy has taken one more victim in the shelter resource.
As of yesterday, 113 people have recovered.
Regarding the outbreaks affecting the Frederick-George-Heriot Residential Center, five are still ongoing. Two units are reporting new cases, namely the 2nd North Paradise with two additional employees affected and the 2nd West where one employee and a resident were declared positive.
The two hatching units at Sainte-Croix hospital do not record any new infections today.
As for the three private seniors’ residences affected, namely the Terrasses de la Fonderie, the St-Joseph Accommodation Center and the St-Frédéric Accommodation Center, the situation has not changed.
For the entire health region, Dr. Godi noted that outbreaks, after decreasing, have increased again.
“Last week, I announced a drop in outbreaks from 106 to 78, but unfortunately that number has increased to 99. It is a bit similar to the picture before the holiday season. . This increase is mainly associated with the trade and business circles, among which a jump from 53 to 73 outbreaks occurred. These are cases that could be declared during the Christmas period when several shops and businesses were still open, ”she explained.
234,695 (+ 2,071) confirmed cases
23,695 active cases
8815 (+ 33) deaths
1516 (+ 19) people hospitalized, including 229 (+ 8) in intensive care
202 166 (+ 2246) healed
107,365 (+ 7855) doses of vaccine administered