COVID-19 update: Restrictions across Quebec ease further

Jorge Maria

Pontiac July 14, 2021

In a July 7, 2021 press release, CISSS de l’Outaouais stated that single dose vaccination coverage for the region had reached 72.1 per cent. That leaves 28,300 to be vaccinated in order to reach the provincial target of 75 per cent. The health authority saw an influx of the Pfizer vaccine and are now offering it without an appointment.

As of July 12, Quebec continued to ease restrictions in the green zone.

Capacity limits have been lifted, while physical distancing has been reduced to one metre, patrons are still required to wear masks in all retail spaces.

Regional active figures continue to trend downwards, as the Outaouais had 25 active cases (12,571 total, 12,331 recovered) as of July 12, 2021, down 38 from July 7. There were just four 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.

Within the RLS Pontiac, the CISSSO listed the following cumulative numbers on July 12*:

  • Municipality of Pontiac: 126 (-2) 

  • 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: 7 (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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