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1 New COVID-19 Case on Lower North Shore

LOCAL NEWS - DECEMBER 18, 2020 - One new case of COVID-19 has just been confirmed for the LNS

The CISSS de la Côte-Nord updated their website today at 11:00am Quebec time with covid information for the territory from santé publique. At that time, there was 5 new cases announced today for the North Shore, 1 in the MRC du Golfe du Saint-Laurent (Lower North Shore), and 4 in the MRC of Manicouagan.

Keep in mind that there may be little information given about the new case on the Lower North Shore today, as the CISSS de la Côte-Nord previously mentioned privacy in their press conferences since the 1st confirmed case was announced on the Lower North Shore back in November. The CISSS reminded the population at that time of the importance of respecting the privacy of anyone confirmed of having COVID-19, giving them support, and to not have any community discrimination.

In total to date, there have been 256 confirmed cases on the North Shore region since the beginning of the pandemic, with 215 cases having been cured, leaving 38 cases now active in the territory, 1 hospitalization at this time on the North Shore, and 3 deaths on the North Shore due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Specifically, today's announcement brings the MRC du Golfe du Saint-Laurent (Lower North Shore) covid case total to 3 since the beginning of the pandemic.

The North Shore territory is now at ALERT LEVEL 3 in orange, which is the moderate alert level.

Abbygail Wellman

CFBS Journalist

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