The novel coronavirus has made its first related death in the region.
The victim was hospitalized at the COVID-19 designated unit at the Hull Hospital, according to information from Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais, on Friday.
« It is therefore more important than ever not to stop our efforts to prevent further deaths, said the CISSS de l’Outaouais in a press release. Following the instructions remains our best way to fight the pandemic. »
The count of confirmed cases in the Outaouais area now stands at 192 cases According to the updated regional data, the MRC Pontiac still counts 5 or less cases on its territory.
- Regional data, April 17th
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People with symptoms or concerns about COVID-19 can contact Services Québec at the following information line: 819-644-4545