A second CHSLD has reached the symbolic number of 100 deaths of the COVID-19 in its residents, evidence that the pandemic is not yet fully controlled in the elderly in Quebec.
This balance was reached yesterday at the CHSLD Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci, located in the north of Montreal, according to the official figures of the ministry of Health, which is updated daily on its web site.
Last week, the CHSLD Sainte-Dorothée, Laval, was state of the same total number of dead.
Paul G. Brunet
Protection of the sick
The CHSLD Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci has nearly 400 seats, which means that one-quarter of the residents has died of the coronavirus.
The school had almost managed to curb the progression of the COVID-19 between its walls at the beginning of the month of may. However, the infection has flared up and a second wave of death has caused nearly 50 deaths between mid-may and mid-June.
In response, the integrated Center for academic health and social services (CIUSSS) North-of-the-Island-of-Montreal, in charge of the NURSING homes, said that there must be ” evidence of caution in the interpretation of this data [100 dead] “, writes one.
“Although every death that occurs [is] a death too many, it is necessary to take into consideration several factors, including the number of residents that account [the NURSING homes] “, adds the spokesperson of the organization, Emily Jacob.
A tragedy preventable
“Tragedy avoidable, if there is one” portion, rather the CEO of the Council for the protection of the sick, Paul G. Brunet.
Mr. Brunet believes that the blaze which hit the elderly is due in large part to the delay in bringing the government Legault.
“The authorities have announced very late, on 7 April, as now, the older people were the priority [in Quebec] “, he stressed.
“Our-Lady-of-Mercy, as in other NURSING homes, he continued, the COVID smoldered and spread already from the beginning of February. “
So far, the pandemic has made 3601 deaths among residents of NURSING homes, which represents 64.4% of the total number of deaths of the COVID-19 in Quebec and 41.3% of overall deaths in Canada.
On 7 April, the prime minister, François Legault, identified the CHSLD Notre-Dame-de-la-Merci as one of the six NURSING homes most at risk in Quebec.