While the Laval region remains on the yellow tier of the regional alert and gradual intervention system, the Integrated Health and Social Services Center (CISSS) of Laval wishes to specify the new measures that have been put in place to slow the spread of the virus.
This implies the strengthening of certain actions, including the maintenance of public health activities in different settings. In particular, a dedicated telephone line has been set up to better answer questions from school administrators and daycare managers.
Screening is also reinforced. The CISSS de Laval invites anyone who has symptoms to be screened. The same goes for citizens who have been in contact with sick people or who believe they have put themselves at risk during gatherings where health measures have not always been respected.
The health organization also carried out awareness raising in various settings, such as bars and restaurants, as well as a campaign on the correct wearing of face coverings.
In addition, the CISSS de Laval reiterates the importance of respecting current health measures in order to reduce contagion in the community.
These are the respect of the two-meter distance, the obligation to wear a face cover in public places and to wash your hands frequently. Private gatherings of more than 10 people should also be avoided.
As a reminder, the yellow level represents the state of early warning in the territory and is required when the transmission of the virus begins to increase.
Each level of alert is established by following the recommendations of the public health authorities who carry out a regular analysis of the situation taking into account the epidemiological situation, the control of transmission and the capacity of the healthcare system.
Two new deaths in Laval
With a toll of 6,561 people testing positive for COVID-19, Laval has seen an increase of 18 cases in 24 hours.
There are 2 new deaths, bringing the total to 679.
The CISSS de Laval has also accumulated 5,630 cures, which means that there are 252 active cases confirmed in Laval. This is an increase of 11 from the previous day.
13 employees of the health organization are still absent from work due to COVID-19.
Now 22 schools affected
There are now 21 public and 1 private schools affected in Laval as of September 14 at 4 p.m.
This total of 22 schools makes Laval the fourth most affected region in the province. It is preceded by Montreal (63), the Capitale-Nationale (32) and Montérérégie (31).
Here is the list of all Laval schools affected :
- Coeur-Soleil School;
- Curé-Antoine-Labelle School;
- School of Val-des-Ruisseaux;
- Laval School of International Education;
- Des Ormeaux School;
- Bois-Joli school;
- Fleur-Soleil School;
- Hébert School;
- Jean-Lemonde School;
- Le Baluchon school;
- Le Sentier School;
- Leblanc School;
- Harmony School;
- Odyssée-des-Jeunes school;
- L’Orée-des-Bois school;
- Mont-de-La Salle School;
- Arc-en-Ciel primary school (building 1);
- Sainte-Marguerite School;
- Saint-Julien school;
- Saint-Martin school;
- Saint-Maxime school;
- Letendre College (private).
The full list of affected schools is available HERE.
The government of Quebec also specified that 377 people from the school community have tested positive for COVID-19. These include 296 students and 81 staff. A total of 154 classrooms have been closed to reduce the risk of spread.
These statistics come from a data collection carried out by the Ministry of Education from 72 school service centers and 260 private schools in the province. This brings together 2,685 preschool, primary and secondary establishments.
Increase of 303 cases in Quebec
In Quebec, the toll is now 65,857 cases and 5,788 deaths.
- Laval : 6561
- Montréal : 30 668
- Laurentides : 4402
- Lanaudière : 5004
- Montérégie : 9764
- Capitale-Nationale: 2677
- Mauricie – Center of Quebec: 2210
- Estrie : 1500
- Outaouais: 1039
- Chaudière-Appalaches: 811
- Bas-Saint-Laurent: 212
- Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean: 383
- Northern Quebec: 8
- Abitibi-Témiscamingue: 190
- North Shore: 140
- Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine: 222
- Terres-Cries-de-la-Baie-James: 12
- Nunavik : 18
- Outside Quebec: 34
- Region to be determined: 2
A total of 130 people are still hospitalized, including 26 in intensive care.