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BRENDA O’FARRELL
The 1019 Report

With more people opting to wear masks in stores and other public indoor spaces in recent weeks as the seventh wave of the COVID-19 pandemic pushes the number of people hospitalized with the virus upward across the province, the death toll attributed to the coronavirus in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region continues to edge upward, hitting 165 – an increase of 10 since the end of May.

As of July 23, when the latest figures were released by the Quebec Health Department, this region has recorded a total of 165 deaths due to coronavirus since the outbreak of the pandemic more than two years ago. Since March 19, 25 additional deaths have been recorded.

So far this year, about 56 residents of this region have died due to COVID. It is believed that about 61 have died since the outbreak of the Omicron wave was first detected in November.

The number of fatalities due to the pandemic in this region is now ranked as the fifth highest total compared with the 12 other MRCs in the Montérégie territory of the province, the same as it has been for most of 2022.

According to government statistics, the average age of residents in the Montérégie who have died due to the virus is 82.7 years. That is down by about a year compared to the end of May.

Yesterday, across the province, 12 more deaths were reported. Since the start of the pandemic, 15,971 Quebecers have died from the virus.

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