The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) of Laval announced an increase of 354 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week.
This brings Laval’s total to 75,522 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic.
However, let’s recall that the general population can now obtain rapid screening tests, and that screening centres offer PCR tests to only specific groups of the population, which could explain such a variation in the data from the last 29 reports.
Unfortunately, 1,145 Laval citizens died from it, which represents an increase of one compared to the previous seven days.
As for vaccination, 90 per cent of Laval’s population received at least one dose of vaccine. Of them, 87.3 per cent have received their second dose, and 50.3 per cent got a first booster dose. That data drops to 15.6 per cent when it comes to the second booster dose. In total, it represents 1,008,293 doses given in the region since the start of vaccinations.
It’s the ninth highest provincial total behind Montreal (5,005,293), the Montérégie (3,320,028), the Capitale-Nationale (1,875,813), the Laurentides (1,451,197), the Mauricie and the Centre-du -Quebec (1,242,596), Lanaudière (1,205,675), the Estrie (1,185,205) and Chaudière-Appalaches (1,046,166).
The CISSS also specified that 79 employees of its network (increase of three) were absent from work due to the virus.
translated by Alec Brideau