The second confinement and the curfew seem to be bearing fruit in Mauricie and Center-du-Quebec. The number of active cases is declining and it is not that we are testing less.
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At the Trois-Rivières screening clinic, traffic is stable. The majority of people met on Wednesday by TVA Nouvelles consulted as a precaution for mild symptoms.
In the week of January 12 to 18, 2,126 daily tests were carried out to detect COVID-19 in the territory of Mauricie and Center-du-Québec.
This is an increasing number compared to the past three weeks. The region was then below 2000 tests per day. For the week of December 22 to 28, there was an average of 1,650 screening tests per day.
Nothing has changed in terms of load shedding in the region: 60% of the activities of the operating theaters are maintained. Moreover, several people on Wednesday were tested for their surgery.
Screening clinics are not working to their full capacity. The Shawinigan clinic, for example, can do up to 300 tests per day. On Tuesday, only 165 tests were carried out there.
The regional director of public health, Dr. Marie-Josée Godi, is due to take stock on Thursday. There have been 11,646 cases of coronavirus in the region since last March.