That’s nearly double the toll on Thursday, when new cases were below 100 for the first time in three weeks.
In Chaudière-Appalaches, the situation has been relatively stable for several days with a fairly high number of new cases considering the population. Friday’s report lists 64 new infections.
Across Quebec, 1055 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed and 1 new death has occurred in the last 24 h. To this are added 13 other deaths that have occurred in the last few days.
About ten Davie cases
The Davie shipyard in Lévis is also reporting 13 active cases of COVID-19 among its 800 workers.
For now, there is no impact on production since, according to the Vice-President of Public Affairs, Frédéric Boisvert, no transmission of the disease has occurred in the workspaces.
These are all isolated cases at the production level, they are not transmission cases for the moment. At the site, we have very strict measures, which is why we have succeeded in containing any form of outbreak. , he argues.
The Québec-Lévis crossing affected
Two employees of the Québec-Lévis ferry tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
As a preventive measure, the service was suspended for four hours on Thursday.
[Ç’a] could allow the complete cleaning, the disinfection of all the installations of the crossing by a specialized firm, explains the spokesperson for the Société des traversiers du Québec, Alexandre Lavoie.
A little less than ten employees who had been in close contact with the two employees were placed in administrative segregation and will have to undergo a screening test.
For now, no specific public health recommendation affects ferry customers since employees tested positive have not come into close contact with passengers.
An epidemiological investigation will be carried out by public health.