At the end of August, an aggregate had unveiled in the Ascot district of Sherbrooke as well as, to a lesser extent, in the Jardins-Fleuris district in the east of Sherbrooke. Good news, this aggregate was closed this week by the Public Health of Estrie.
Excluding people who reside in an accommodation setting, there are so far 53 residents of these two municipalities infected with COVID-19.
But residential communities are also hard hit as two private seniors’ residences face an outbreak.
One of the two CHSLDs in Lac-Mégantic, located in the very heart of the CSSS du Granit, is also heavily affected with 20 of the 40 residents affected as well as 12 employees.
Earlier in the week, Red Cross personnel came to lend a hand to the overwhelmed personnel of this hard-hit CHSLD who are on the Quebec list of CHSLDs “in critical situation”.
In order to provide additional support and expertise to the management of the outbreak within the CSSS du Granit (CHSLD section), a team from the CHU Sainte-Justine also spent the day on site on Friday. “These experts will first analyze the situation and, depending on the recommendations, may also support actions, if necessary,” said the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS.
One of these teams of infection prevention and control experts (CHSLDs) also visited the Lambton CHSLD at the height of the crisis. Note in closing that of the 2,447 Estrians infected since the start of the pandemic, 34 have died of complications related to the coronavirus and 2,090 people have recovered.
On Friday, ten infected people were hospitalized at Hôtel-Dieu, five of whom were in intensive care.