COVID-19 cases take a holiday in EOHU territory on Victoria Day, Ontario cases increase by 1.3 per cent

UPDATED at 5:05 p.m. on 05/18/2020

There were no changes in local COVID-19 statistics on Monday, May 18, according to the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).

The number of confirmed cases remained at 140 for the second day.

The number of resolved cases of COVID-19 within EOHU jurisdiction on Monday was 71, which means there were 69 active cases.  Out of the 69 cases, there were 64 active cases among residents of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and 40 resolved cases.  On Monday, there were four active cases in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry and 17 resolved cases.  In the City of Cornwall, there were 14 resolved cases and one active case as of Monday.

Among the active cases within the EOHU territory on Monday, two patients were in hospital and in intensive care.

As of Monday, May 18, there were 10 deaths due to COVID-19 in the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).  All deaths were residents of the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet.

There are additional COVID-19 outbreaks at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (Quinn House) in Cornwall and at the Woodland Villa long-term care facility in Long Sault, near Cornwall.

There are also two regular coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care facilities under the jurisdiction of the EOHU.  They are NOT the same as COVID-19.  There are many varieties of coronavirus and COVID-19 is a just one illness that can develop from the virus.

Facility Outbreak
Pinecrest Nursing Home, Plantagenet COVID-19
Prescott-Russell Residence, Hawkesbury Coronavirus, NOT COVID-19
Foyer St-Jacques Nursing Home, Embrun Coronavirus, NOT COVID-19
Woodland Villa, Long Sault (near Cornwall) COVID-19

Long-term care facility employees are currently not required to self-quarantine at home when they are not at work.  However, people living with employees in those roles will be tested if the long-term care employees they live with become ill with COVID-19.

Ontario figures

There were 22,957 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the province of Ontario on Monday, May 18.  That total was a 1.3 per cent increase from Sunday, May 17.  Out of the total number of confirmed cases on May 18, 17,638, or 76.8 per cent of the 22,957 cases were listed by the Ministry of Health as resolved.

Across Ontario on May 18, there were 972 COVID-19 patients in hospital.  Out of that number, 174 patients were in intensive care and 133 patients were on ventilators.

As of Monday, there had been 1,904 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario, which was an increase from 1,881 deaths on Sunday.

Active and resolved cases of COVID-19 in EOHU territory on Monday, May 18, 2020

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

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James Morgan

James Morgan is a freelance contributor. He has worked for several print and broadcast media outlets. James loves the history, natural beauty, and people of eastern Ontario and western Quebec.

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