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One new death, one new case of COVID-19 in EOHU territory on May 24

UPDATED AT 11:31 p.m. on 05/24/2020

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 in the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) reached 11 on Sunday, May 24.  According to the Ontario Ministry of Health, the death occurred in a resident of the Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet, where the previous 10 deaths in the EOHU’s territory have also occurred.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) on Sunday, May 24 had reached 144 after being at 143 cases on Saturday, May 23.

The number of resolved cases of COVID-19 within EOHU jurisdiction on Sunday was 83, which means there were 61 active cases.  Out of the 61 cases, there were 57 active cases among residents of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and 48 resolved cases.  The new case on Sunday was in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (SD & G) where there were four active cases and 20 resolved cases.  In the City of Cornwall, there were zero active cases as of Sunday.

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

Outbreak status

As of May 24, COVID-19 outbreaks remain in effect at three long-term care facilities within the EOHU’s jurisdiction. The EOHU considers even one case of COVID-19 in an institutional facility to be an outbreak.

The current outbreaks are at Maxville Manor, Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet, and 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 Hom, Embrun Coronavirus, NOT COVID-19
Maxville Manor, Maxville COVID-19

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 22, 7,238 people had been tested by the EOHU and paramedics. The total does not include people who were tested for COVID-19 at hospital emergency rooms.

Ontario figures

There were 25,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the province of Ontario on Sunday, May 24.  That total was a 1.8 per cent increase from 24,040 confirmed cases on Saturday, May 23.  Out of the total number of confirmed cases on May 24, 19,477, or 76.4 per cent of the 25,500 cases were listed by the Ministry of Health as resolved.  That means 6,023 cases remained active.

Throughout Ontario on May 24, 611,369 people had been tested so far for COVID-19.

Across Ontario on May 24, there were 878 COVID-19 patients in hospital.  Out of that number, 148 patients were in intensive care and 104 patients were on ventilators.

As of Sunday, there had been 2,073 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario, which was an increase from 2,048 deaths on Saturday.  Out of the 2,073 deaths, 1,300 or 62.7 per cent of them, had been in long-term care facilities.

Confirmed and resolved COVID-19 cases within EOHU jurisdiction, May 24, 2020:

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.


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