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The COVID-19 Situation In Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Is 'Serious' Right Now & Could Get Worse

"It's normal to be fed-up," said Health Minister Christian Dubé
The COVID-19 Situation In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean Is Serious & Could Get Worse

Although COVID-19 is relatively controlled in some regions of Quebec, the government says the situation in Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean is "serious" and could worsen before it improves.

That's according to Minister of Health Christian Dubé, who travelled to the region for a press briefing on Monday.

He was accompanied by Andrée Laforest, the minister responsible for the region.

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Two weeks ago we were here with about 50 cases per day and now we are working with about 100 cases daily. I wouldn't be surprised if that number goes up before it goes down.

Health Minister Chrisitan Dubé

Minister Dubé wanted to send "a message of hope" by comparing the Saguenay with the Capitale-Nationale region, where the situation grew worse before improving.

"It's normal to be fed up. [...] If we don't reduce our contacts, we will continue to see an increase in cases," he said.

Minister Laforest added that her region had counted 634 cases in a single week and, since October 15, 27 deaths and 73 active outbreaks. 

"It's huge," she underlined, adding that the situation was "critical" and that the citizens had to "stay strong."

As of Monday, the region has 94 new cases of COVID-19.

This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.

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