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Montreal’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign will move on from CHSLDs next week – Montreal Gazette

Montreal’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign will move on from CHSLDs next week – Montreal Gazette

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“We’re looking also at immunity in older persons,” Drouin said.

As of Wednesday, 83,210 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Montreal since the start of the pandemic and 4,001 of them have died. Wednesday’s updated data also shows that 744 people are currently being treated for COVID-19 in Montreal hospitals, including 117 in intensive care.

The hardest-hit areas are Parc-Extension, St-Léonard, St-Michel, St-Laurent and Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Drouin said.

Montreal public health director Dr. Mylène Drouin speaks during press conference updating the COVID situation in Montreal Wednesday January 13, 2021.
Montreal public health director Dr. Mylène Drouin.. Photo by John Mahoney /Montreal Gazette

Despite a decrease in new cases on the island over the past few days, Drouin is cautioning against any assumptions that the city is headed in the right direction.

“The past few weeks weren’t that encouraging for Montreal,” she said. “We have really seen an increase in our incidence rates since mid-December, which really brings us to record levels in terms of the number of new cases, even compared to the first wave.”

Published at Thu, 14 Jan 2021 13:33:16 +0000

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