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COVID-19: Cases on the rise, testing clinic in Ormstown

A third resident at the Huntingdon Residential and Long-term Care Centre (CHCH) has now passed away following an outbreak of COVID-19 at the institution. According to the provincial government’s list of CHSLDs with at least one positive case of the virus, there are still 9 active cases at the CHCH.
The number of active cases in the MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent since the start of October has risen by 8 to a total of 19, while the number of positive test results increased by 14 in the MRC des Jardins-de-Napierville. The numbers jumped by 24 in the MRC de Beauharnois-Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, and 33 in the MRC de Vaudreuil-Soulanges.
Cumulatively, the Hait-Saint-Laurent has now recorded 137 cases of the coronavirus, with 8 municipalities now reporting more than 5 cases. The number of cases in Huntingdon now sits at 40, while Franklin has seen 20 cases, Ormstown and Sainte-Barbe a total of 16 each, whereas Saint-Chrysostome is at 13, Godmanchester at 9, Hinchinbrooke at 6, and Saint-Anicet at 5. There have also been 14 cases in total diagnosed in Hemmingford.
Due to the mounting number of infections, the CISSSMO has announced it will be holding a mobile walk-in testing clinic in Ormstown on Oct. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Recreation Centre. Those experiencing symptoms, as well as anyone who may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for the virus, will be able to access the test without an appointment.
There are now 1141 active cases in the Montérégie, which represents a record number of cases and a infection rate higher than the region experienced during the first wave. “This is accompanied by an increase in the number of outbreaks, which are mainly occurring workplaces, but also in schools,” said Dr. Julie Loslier, the director of the Direction de la Santé Publique de la Montérégie, during an online address concerning the situation in the region. “This indicates that COVID is circulating in the community,” she added.
Loslier then reiterated the need for all to limit social and family contacts as much as possible in both orange and red zones in general, and specifically over the long weekend.

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4 Comments

Mike Newton 2020-10-14 at 21:53

Went to the rec center and the pace was empty! WTF! They’re doing a public service and nobody takes the opertunity to get tested! ??‍♂️?‍♂️

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Shirley Summerton -Moore 2020-10-12 at 11:11

Don’t know

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Peter 2020-10-10 at 13:28

Where do I take an appointment if I want to get tested??

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Daphne Aldridge 2020-10-10 at 11:51

Can someone that doesn’t have symptoms or in contact with someone can they go to the clinic without a appointment?

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