The Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) of Laval announced an increase of 193 confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past week.
That brings Laval’s total to 76,570 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 33 reports.
Unfortunately, 1,160 Laval citizens died from it, a number that hasn’t changed over the past week.
As for vaccination, 89.7 per cent of Laval’s population received at least one dose of vaccine. Of them, 87 per cent have received their second dose, and 50.4 per cent got a first booster dose. That data is up to 18 per cent when it comes to the second booster dose. In total, it represents 1,028,476 doses given in the region since the start of vaccinations.
It’s the ninth highest provincial total behind Montreal (5,091,688), the Montérégie (3,402,990), the Capitale-Nationale (1,919,725), the Laurentides (1,485,640), the Mauricie and the Centre-du-Québec (1,271,418), Lanaudière (1,234,001), the Estrie (1,217,285) and Chaudière-Appalaches (1,066,413).
The CISSS also specified that 79 employees of its network (increase of 17) were absent from work due to the virus.
To clarify, the data used for confirmed cases of COVID-19 are now coming from the laboratory database, rather than from the Public Health Trajectories (TSP) information system as before.
This new method no longer makes it possible to present data from Laval’s sectors, since the information on the place of residence is often incorrectly entered, or missing.
translated by Alec Brideau