Public health to increase testing capacity in Montréal-Nord

Apr 30 2020, 10:10 am

Public health and the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal will be increasing testing for COVID-19 in Montréal-Nord starting on Friday, as the borough grapples with the highest number of known cases on the island.

Santé Montreal says an increased number of tests will give officials a better understanding of the region’s outbreak.

Residents in Montréal-Nord who have symptoms can make an appointment by calling 514-644-4545.

“Organizations in the district will also be involved in efforts to contact the population and increase awareness of the service,” states the Santé Montreal website.

As of this past Monday at 6:30 pm, Montréal-Nord had 1,153 known cases of the island’s 12,487 total (9.7%).

Symptoms include fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing.