COVID-19: first death in the Capitale-Nationale

The first death linked to the coronavirus has been reported in the Capitale-Nationale region, which now has 174 cases of COVID-19. In Chaudère-Appalaches, a ninth case was identified at the Manoir Liverpool.
T he deceased person is a senior who was hospitalized in intensive care, specifies the public health department of the Capitale-Nationale.

Ten new cases of COVID-19 have also been identified in the last hours in the region, bringing to 174 the number of people infected in the territory.

In the COVID-19 designated hospitals in the region, 14 people are hospitalized, nine of whom are in intensive care.

All the cases listed are “people of all ages who have been in contact with positive cases or with people who have traveled outside”.

“As required by the rigorous epidemiological investigation process, all those identified as close contacts have been contacted and are also in compulsory isolation. In this sense, they pose no risk to the population. Samples were taken from those showing symptoms and the results of these tests, if they prove positive, will be communicated in the coming days, ”reiterated the CIUSSS in a press release.

In Chaudière-Appalaches, nine new positive cases have been identified, bringing the number of residents infected to date in the region to 95.

Among these new cases is a person residing at Liverpool Manor, bringing the number of confirmed cases at this seniors’ residence to nine. “Rigorous measures have been put in place and are being maintained to ensure the safety of residents and staff,” said the CISSS of Chaudière-Appalaches in a press release.

All infected people are in isolation at home, except four who are hospitalized, one of whom is in intensive care. “All the people identified as close contacts of these new cases have received a letter or a call from the Public Health Department and have been given instructions to put themselves in isolation,” said the CISSS again.

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