Covid-19 new infections on the rise
According to the data collected by the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ), Covid-19 in the Outaouais has been rising steadily over the past few months.
As of January 11, the latest data from Centre Intégré de Santé et de Services Sociaux de l’Outaouais (CISSSO) shows a daily increase of 171 new Covid cases in Outaouais. This brings the total cases over the pandemic to 44,565. There are currently 98 individuals hospitalized in the designated Covid-19 unit and one individual in intensive care. There are currently 50 CISSSO employees with Covid-19.
Quebec and CISSSO continues to encourage vaccination as the best way for individuals to protect themselves against respiratory viruses such as Covid and Influenza. Many vaccination centers that were established during the pandemic are closing around the Outaouais and vaccinations can now be received at local CLSC’s. In Aylmer there remains a vaccination center in the Galeries d’Aylmer located at 181 rue Principale. Walk-in and appointments are available, and the vaccination center is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10:30 to 4pm and Saturday 9:30 to 3pm.
For the first and second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is available for individuals 6 months and older. An eight-week interval must be respected between the first dose and second dose. Booster doses are available for those over the age of 5. Booster doses need a five-month interval between doses and three months for those who have contracted Covid-19. People on dialysis or who are immunocompromised need a four-week interval between each dose.
Photo: Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ)
Caption: Screenshot of the Institut National de Santé Publique du Québec (INSPQ) graph indicating the recorded cases on Covid-19 in the Outaouais from January 2022 to January 2023.