COVID-19 update: Outaouais up, Pontiac numbers unchanged

Jorge Maria

Pontiac August 9, 2021

Last Thursday, after a significant upward trend of new COVID-19 cases, the Quebec government announced it would implement a vaccine passport system. 

The system will guarantee access to non-essential services for those that have been double-vaccinated. Further details on the system are expected in the coming weeks.

Regional active figures moved up significantly for the first time since April. Outaouais had 25 active cases (12,635 total, 12,392  recovered) as of August 9, 2021, up 14 from August 2. There were zero hospitalizations at the designated COVID-19 centre in Hull. The regional death toll did not rise from last Monday, and stood at 215 as of August 9.

Within the RLS Pontiac, the CISSSO listed the following cumulative numbers on August 9*:

  • 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) 

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