At least 27 children and staff members at day camp “Charlot the snail” from Boucherville, in Montérégie, have contracted the COVID-19.
According to the CISSS de la Montérégie-Centre, the outbreak began on 20 July last year.
All the people who attended the day camp between 13 and 21 July have received the information from the part of the public health.
The CISSS precise as the epidemiological investigation has also helped to identify people who had contact with the case.
“These contacts were able to give rise to secondary cases, which could give rise to a higher number of cases. The exact number is not known for the moment”, the spokesman of the CISSS.
The children and staff patients are in isolation at home and the camp is closed until August 7, inclusive.
“The public health department of the Montérégie region is following the situation closely, in collaboration with the direction of the day camp. All persons identified as being potentially at risk were invited to undergo a screening test and the public health communicated with parents and staff to inform them of measures to take in the circumstances,” says the director of public health in the Montérégie, Dr. Julie Loslier, in a press release.