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59 active cases of COVID-19 in Prescott-Russell on Wednesday, one active case each in SD & G and Cornwall

UPDATED AT 8:31 p.m. on 05/20/2020

For the second day, number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) was 141, as of Wednesday, May 20.

The number of resolved cases of COVID-19 within EOHU jurisdiction on Wednesday was 80, which means there were 61 active cases.  Out of the 61 cases, there were 59 active cases among residents of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and 46 resolved cases.  On Wednesday, there just one active case in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (SD & G) and 20 resolved cases.  In the City of Cornwall, there were 14 resolved cases and one active case as of Wednesday.

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

As of Wednesday, May 20, there were 10 deaths due to COVID-19 in the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).  All the deaths were among residents of the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet.

There is one additional COVID-19 outbreak at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (Quinn House) in Cornwall.

There are also two regular coronavirus outbreaks at long-term care facilities under the jurisdiction of the EOHU.  These are NOT COVID-19 outbreaks.  There are many varieties of coronavirus and COVID-19 is 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 RESOLVED

Testing totals

COVID-19 testing is now open to all residents of the EOHU territory if they have symptoms of the illness.  As of May 20, 7,o27 people had been tested  by the EOHU.  Out of that amount, 3,869 people had been tested at the five testing and assessment centres throughout the EOHU territory, and home tests by paramedics in Prescott and Russell and Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, and Cornwall. The centres are located in Hawkesbury, Casselman, Rockland, Cornwall, and Winchester.  The remained of the people tested were residents or employees of long-term care facilities.  The total does not include people who were tested for COVID-19 at hospital emergency rooms.

Ontario figures

There were 23,774 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the province of Ontario on Wednesday, May 20.  That total was a 1.7 per cent increase from 23,384 confirmed cases on Tuesday, May 19.  Out of the total number of confirmed cases on May 20, 18,190, or 76.5 per cent of the 23,774 cases were listed by the Ministry of Health as resolved.  That means 5,585 cases remained active.

Throughout Ontario on May 20, 567,176 people had been tested so far for COVID-19.

Across Ontario on May 20, there were 991 COVID-19 patients in hospital.  Out of that number, 160 patients were in intensive care and 120 patients were on ventilators.

As of Wednesday, there had been 1,962 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario, which was an increase from 1,919 deaths on Tuesday.  Out of the 1,962 deaths, 1,224 or 62.4 per cent of them, had been in long-term care facilities.

Confirmed and resolved cases of COVID-19 in EOHU territory, May 20, 2020.

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

To view the entire EOHU daily COVID-19 briefing for May 20, 2020, click here:


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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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