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Risk of Community Transmission of COVID-19 Deemed Low Despite 3rd Case on Lower North Shore




LOCAL NEWS - DECEMBER 18, 2020 - Epidemiological Investigation Underway of 3rd Confirmed Case of COVID-19 on 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 1 new case announced today in the MRC du Golfe du Saint-Laurent (Lower North Shore), bringing the total case load on the LNS to 3 since the beginning of the pandemic. As well, there were also 4 other cases announced on the North Shore today in the MRC of Manicouagan.


Speaking by email this afternoon with Pascal Paradis, Communications Advisor of the CISSS de la Côte-Nord, the following update was given by Mr. Paradis regarding the new case on the Lower North Shore:


"There is a new case of COVID-19 on the LNS. The person followed all the recommendations of the entry and isolation management protocol. The epidemiological investigation is underway and the person is in isolation. Close contacts of the case were identified, assessed and placed in isolation. The risk of transmission in the community is considered low."


The CISSS has previously reminded the population of the importance of respecting the privacy of anyone confirmed of having COVID-19, giving them support, and to not have any community discrimination.


DO YOU HAVE THE COVID ALERT APP YET?


Did you know that your smart phone can help limit the spread of COVID-19?


The COVID Alert app will let you know if you’ve been in contact with someone who also used the app and later tested positive. COVID Alert doesn’t collect any personally identifiable information. No one will know who you are or where you’ve been. Using the app is one more thing we can all do together to limit the spread of COVID-19.


Protect yourself, and protect your community.


Abbygail Wellman

CFBS Journalist

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