A long-term care home in Joliette is dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Seven residents have died as a result of the disease over the past five days at Centre d’hébergement et de soins de longue durée (CHSLD), Saint-Eusèbe and management are reporting 137 positive cases.
In a phone call with Daily Hive, the CHSLD confirmed 80 residents and 57 staff members had all tested positive for coronavirus.
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The CHSLD Saint-Eusèbe says it is following all the “necessary health protocols” to ensure the transmission doesn’t spread even further within the grounds of the long-term care home.
Apart from the residential home, the number of new cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in the MRC of Joliette. There are currently 454 active cases of the virus in Joliette, which accounts for 34% of the Lanaudière region’s 1,331 cases (as of November 9).
Since the start of the pandemic, the Lanaudière region has had 8,601 cases and 246 deaths, according to the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux de Lanaudière.