Major outbreak of COVID-19 at CHSLD in Montergie

A COVID-19 outbreak is raging at CHSLD in the Saint-Hubert neighborhood, Longueuil, according to Montreal Gazette and CTV.

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According to information collected by the media on Monday, 59 residents, out of a total of 112 and 39 employees, have tested positive for COVID-19 since December 21. In addition, there have been two deaths at home from this outbreak.

A family member of a resident reportedly first broke the news with CTV News. The media later confirmed the news to Paul Arbec, president of the company responsible for CHSLD, Groupe Santé Arbec.

“We are working with Public Health and the Center for Infection Prevention and Control [du Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de la Montérégie-Centre]. We have good support from them,” Arbec told CTV, adding that his team is working around the clock to get the situation under control.

Groupe President Santé Arbec mentioned in an interview with Montreal GazetteThe symptoms observed in those infected are fairly mild, except for two people who were not vaccinated.

When contacted by QMI on Tuesday, Mr. Arbec stated that he was no longer giving an interview on the topic so he could focus on the situation and the population.

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