COVID-19 in the Pontiac
An outbreak of confirmed cases
Article published on 16 April 2021
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Described as a real outbreak by the director of public health, Dr Brigitte Pinard, the COVID-19 situation in the region has again seen a municipality appear in the balance sheet of the statistics of the Centre intégré de santé et de services sociaux (CISSS) de l’Outaouais. Sheenborro entered the CISSS de l’Outouais case sheet, but as explained by Dr. Pinard, the arrival of the U.K. variant changes the picture of the situation in the MRC Pontiac.

Mansfield saw the number of cases climb to 24, Fort-Coulonge to 16, Shawville to 15 and 6 cases in Campbell’s Bay demonstrate that the situation has grown in the MRC Pontiac. For a long time, in the territory of the Pontiac Local Health Network (RLS), the municipality of Pontiac had a greater number of cases than all the municipalities of the MRC Pontiac, but this week, that reality has changed. Of the 184 cases in the RLS Pontiac since the start of the pandemic, the municipality of Pontiac has 91 cases and now the MRC Pontiac has a report of 93 cases. Public health is monitoring the Pontiac closely, with more than fifty active cases throughout the week and a population included in the Pontiac RLS of around 20,000 people, authorities hope that the population will understand the message and that public health measures can be observed. “This is the only way we can curb this outbreak of cases, avoid travel, wear a mask, not organize meetings, etc. », Concluded Dr Pinard.

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