COVID-19 update: Cases continue to rise across Quebec

Jorge Maria

Pontiac August 18, 2021 

The Quebec government announced the rollout of its vaccine passport system on August 10, which is expected to come into effect on Sept. 1, 2021.

Regional active figures more than doubled as the Outaouais had 61 active cases (12,692 total, 12,416 recovered) as of August 16, 2021, up 34 from August 9. There were zero hospitalizations at the designated COVID-19 centre in Hull, with zero people in intensive care. The regional death toll did not rise from last Monday, and stood at 215 as of August 16.

Within the RLS Pontiac, the CISSSO listed the following cumulative numbers on August 16*:

Municipality of Pontiac: 126 (no increase) 

Mansfield et Pontefract: 98 (no increase) 

Fort Coulonge: 48 (no increase)

Shawville: 34 (no increase)

Campbell’s Bay: 16 (no increase)

Waltham: 10 (no increase)

Bryson: 10 (no increase)

Otter Lake: 8 (no increase)

L’Île du Grand Calumet: 8 (no increase)

L’Isle aux Allumettes: 6 (no increase)

Bristol, Litchfield, Portage du Fort (five or less (minimum one case)

Sheenboro, Thorne: five or less (minimum one case)

(*It is important to note that none of these figures represent the active case situation)

For details on the passport system, see more on page 2.

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