Two major outbreaks in the Beauport sector are pushing back the Quebec City region, which has recorded 153 new cases of COVID-19, the highest toll in a month.
As the situation seemed to be improving, the Capitale-Nationale posted a record for November on Tuesday.
This regional ceiling is, however, partly linked to two establishments which are experiencing a difficult situation.
The RPA Cardinal-Vachon, a 148-unit residence for independent seniors, is dealing with 26 new positive cases in 24 hours, for 31 cases in total.
About 22% of residents are currently battling the virus which has not been victimized there.
The outbreak was reported by authorities on Sunday, and symptoms are mild so far.
Public health must carry out preventive screening for all users as well as for all staff.
The general manager declined to comment. “At the moment, all cases are located on the 6th floor. Everyone involved is working very hard to ensure everyone’s safety, ”said Robert Turgeon.
According to a message to the families, the responders have so far been “irreproachable in the application of the measures. “
Elsewhere, the virus is still spreading among the Sisters of Charity, whose congregation is also located in Beauport.
Nine new cases were added, for a total of 118 contaminated nuns and employees. Management will provide an update on the situation today.
Last Friday, the CIUSSS-CN confirmed the dazzling outbreak in this community where 300 nuns live. The average age of residents is around 88 years old.
The CIUSSS-CN deployed a team made up of attendants, nurses, nursing assistants and pharmaceutical and medical support staff.
In Quebec, we have therefore seen a slight upturn for two days. The average of last week could therefore increase if the pace is maintained.
The Capitale-Nationale deplores three new deaths on its territory, for a total of 416 victims of the virus.
On the Chaudière-Appalaches side, the situation is improving day by day as the spread appears to be slowing down.
Chaudière-Appalaches has its lowest toll since November 10, with the confirmation of 34 new cases.
COVID-19 has unfortunately claimed another victim in the region, which now numbers 120.
Provincially, 1,156 new infected people have been counted, as well as 45 additional deaths linked to COVID-19.
– With the collaboration of Jérémy Bernier
Regional report (as of November 23)
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- Longpré Residence, 34% of residents have COVID-19
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- The Lebourgneuf Gardens: 10% of residents have COVID-19
Place under surveillance
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