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2 New COVID-19 Cases on Lower North Shore

LOCAL NEWS - DECEMBER 19, 2020 - Two new cases 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 4 new cases announced today for the North Shore, 2 in the MRC du Golfe du Saint-Laurent (Lower North Shore), 1 in the MRC of Manicouagan, and 1 in the MRC of Sept-Rivières.

Speaking by email this afternoon with Marlène Joseph-Blais, Communications for the CISSS de la Côte-Nord, the following update was given by Ms. Joseph-Blais regarding the 2 new cases added on the Lower North Shore today:

"Two new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded for the LNS. These two people were not present on the North Shore during their period of contagiousness. The two people are in isolation outside of the North Shore. No risk of transmission for communities. We cannot specify the places of residence to ensure confidentiality."

The CISSS has previously reminded the population in the last weeks 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 260 confirmed cases on the North Shore region since the beginning of the pandemic, with 221 cases having been cured, leaving 36 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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