The good epidemiological results of the Quebec region for two weeks have allowed the closure of the convalescence center that had been set up at the CHSLD Saint-Augustin. All services will now be concentrated at the Hotel Le Concorde.
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With an average of 70 new daily cases for a week and with a day of 45 infections only on Monday, the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale estimates that it can meet the needs with only one center.
“Given the fact that the situation is getting better and better, we are in the process of revising the mission of Saint-Augustin,” explains Marie-Elen Sénéchal, coordinator of the access mechanism and trajectory of CIUSSS convalescence centers.
Moreover, the capacity of 90 beds at the Concorde could also be revised upwards in the event of possible needs.
“We have enough beds and the potential is quite great [au Concorde] to be able to accommodate the cases of COVID which would present themselves, even in a third wave ”, supports Mme Seneschal.
The decision will make it possible to use the staff freed up to offer rest to some or to go and lend a hand elsewhere in the network.
“We’re not in a sprint, it’s a marathon. So we have to give them the chance to breathe, that’s what we want to do, ”says the manager.
On the balance sheet side, we have to admit that the week started off on the right foot in the greater Quebec City region.
With the Capitale-Nationale below the 50-case mark and its neighbor, the South Shore, which has its lowest record since September with 18 new cases, the drop in cases observed in recent weeks has not faded.
The situation also continues to evolve positively in Eastern Quebec. Bas-Saint-Laurent and Côte-Nord each added two cases to their assessment on Monday, while Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine observed none. Further north, Saguenay – Lac-Saint-Jean has recorded four new infections.
Data released Monday highlights the concentration of new infections around Greater Montreal.
Of the 890 new cases recorded in the province, 343 come from Montreal, 117 from Laval and 189 from Montérégie. These three regions alone account for nearly 73% of new daily infections.
Vaccination is stagnant
If the epidemiological situation is improving everywhere now, the vaccination situation is stagnant.
In Quebec, the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale is evaluating the situation day by day, but is still not in a position to pronounce on a possible cargo this week. On the South Shore, we have given up on a continuation of vaccination over the next few days.
“No vaccine delivery, neither Pfizer nor Moderna, is expected this week,” said Maryse Rodrigue, spokesperson for the establishment.
MONDAY FIGURES IN THE GREATER QUEBEC REGION
- 45 new cases
- 3 death
- 81 hospitalizations
- 16 in intensive care
- 786 active cases
- 77 outbreaks in progress
- 18 new cases
- 0 death
- 24 hospitalizations
- 6 in intensive care
- 449 active cases
- 62 outbreaks in progress