About fifteen infected were discovered following a preventive screening at CHSLD Saint-Antoine, where the first COVID-19 vaccination operation in Quebec is due to take place very soon.
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After discovering two first cases on Friday during a first screening the day before, a second was conducted on the 4th floor of the establishment. The results of the latter led to the discovery of 13 new cases, including 9 among the staff.
“This is an outbreak limited to only one floor of the CHSLD. This in no way compromises the vaccination operations which will begin at the start of the week, ”however reassured the spokesperson for the CIUSSS de la Capitale-Nationale, Mélanie Otis.
According to Ms Otis, a few tests are still pending results, but there are no signs yet that the outbreak will be much larger.
All positive cases were transferred to the Grande-Allée or Saint-Augustin convalescence center. Of the 627 residents and employees, 101 were tested.
More information to come …