COVID-19 cases surpass 700 in Gatineau and the Outaouais

Specimens to be tested for COVID-19 are seen at LifeLabs after being logged upon receipt at the company's lab, in Surrey, B.C., on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The doctor overseeing Canada's COVID-19 antibody research says we should get the first glimpse of how many Canadians may already have had COVID-19 by the middle of this month. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

The total number of COVID-19 cases in the Outaouais has surpassed 700.

Health officials reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais region on Saturday, which covers Gatineau and western Quebec.

There have been 703 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais, including 33 deaths.

The CISSS de l'Outaoauis reports 45 active cases of COVID-19.

Of the 703 cases of COVID-19 in the Outaouais, the majority of the cases involve residents living in Gatineau.

To make an appointment for a COVID-19 test, residents can call 1-877-644-4545.

Testing without an appointment is available at the clinic at 135 St. Raymond Blvd. Monday to Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

On Saturday, the City of Gatineau announced the closure of a day camp after a camper tested positive for COVID-19. An adult working at the camp was deemed at high risk.