Press release from the centre integré de santé et de services sociaux de l'Outaouais:
Gatineau, April 24, 2020 – The CISSS de l'Outaouais regrets to announce a second Covid-19 related death in the area. A resident of the CHSLD Lionel-Émond, unfortunately, died as a result of the virus. The CISSS de l'Outaouais would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family and loved ones.
The count of confirmed cases in the Outaouais area now stands at 236 cases. The regional data, which is updated daily (before 3 pm), can be found by clicking the following link: https://cisssoutaouais.gouv.qc.ca/covid-19. In addition, the number of people who have recovered stands at 130 in the Outaouais region.
Our organization is mobilized more than ever in our seniors' housing environments, where we have strict measures in place to limit the spread in the affected residences and to avoid any outbreaks in residences where no cases have been reported. We are continuing our efforts through protection, safety and regular sanitization measures for these environments. The CISSS de l'Outaouais would like to thank the dedication of the staff working with seniors in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The situation remains stable in the residences where there has been an outbreak. The number of cases is at 11 for the CHSLD Lionel-Émond and 7 at the CHSLD de la Petite-Nation. These residences are being closely monitored to prevent any spread to other residents.
To learn more about the coronavirus, the population is invited to visit quebec.ca/coronavirus. People with symptoms or concerns about COVID-19 can contact Services Québec at the following information line: 819-644-4545.