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Saint-Hyacinthe | A residence struggling with 113 infected users


#In #Saint-Hyacinthe, the private seniors’ residence (RPA) #Les #Jardins de la #Gare is still actively fighting a major outbreak of COVID-19, while 113 of the 150 users and 27 employees have contracted the disease. The management of the establishment wants to be optimistic, however, and says that the transmission is down.



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“We’re in recovery. #At one point, it had even climbed higher. #We went to 90% of our residents infected, ”said #Thursday the assistant director of communications of the CISSS de la #Montérégie-Est, #Catherine #Bourgault-Poulin.

#Currently, this figure is around 77%. #As of #December 23, however, the residence only had 53 residents who were infected with the virus, according to data from the #Ministry of #Health and #Social #Services (MSSS).

Mme #Bourgault-Poulin maintains that in view of the outbreak, the establishment requested reinforcements. #In particular, attendants were sent on site to replace infected employees, who were placed in isolation.

#Infected residents are confined to their rooms and meals are delivered directly to them. The CISSS has also divided the rooms of the establishment into cold or hot zones.

#Several infection prevention and control (PCI) measures have also been upgraded to prevent any form of spread within the residence. A massive screening phase also took place with staff and residents. The exact source of the infection is not yet known, as the administration emphasizes that it remains complicated to identify it.

The #Chartwell #Group, which owns and manages the residence affected by this outbreak, ensures that daily protocols are followed to make changes as needed, depending on the health status of staff and residents.

#In western #Montérégie, the RPA #Pavillon #Beauharnois also remains on alert, having reported 30 new infections in the last 24 hours, for a total of 32. #About 76% of users are currently infected. #Remember that the #Legault government makes available the list of private seniors’ residences and CHSLDs affected by cases of COVID-19, on a daily basis.





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