The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) on Monday, May 25 had remained at 144 for the second day.

The number of resolved cases of COVID-19 within EOHU jurisdiction on Monday was 85, which means there were 59 active cases.  Out of the 59 cases, there were 55 active cases among residents of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell and 50 resolved cases.  Among residents of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry (SD & G) on Monday, there were four active cases and 20 resolved cases.  In the City of Cornwall, there were zero active cases as of Monday.

Among the active cases within the EOHU territory on Monday, three patients were in hospital, and two patients were in intensive care.  EOHU Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis said that the condition was improving for both patients in intensive care.

Outbreak status

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.

Roumeliotis said that the most recent death of a resident at Pinecrest was not initially believed to be from COVID-19, but further investigation revealed that it was.

As of May 25, COVID-19 outbreaks remain in effect at two long-term care facilities within the EOHU’s jurisdiction.  Those facilities are Pinecrest Nursing Home and Maxville Manor. The EOHU considers even one case of COVID-19 in an institutional facility to be an outbreak.

The outbreak at St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre (Quinn House) in Cornwall is now resolved.

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.

Testing for all

COVID-19 testing is now open to all residents of the EOHU territory, even if they do not have symptoms of the illness.  As of May 25, 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 25,904 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the province of Ontario on Monday, May 25.  That total was a 1.6 per cent increase from 25,500 confirmed cases on Sunday, May 24.  Out of the total number of confirmed cases on May 25, 19,698, or 76 per cent of the 25,500 cases were listed by the Ministry of Health as resolved.  That means 6,206 cases remained active.

Throughout Ontario on May 25, 619,539 people had been tested so far for COVID-19.

Across Ontario on May 25, there were 878 COVID-19 patients in hospital.  Out of that number, 148 patients were in intensive care and 114 patients were on ventilators.

As of Monday, there had been 2,102 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario, which was an increase from 2,073 deaths on Sunday.  Out of the 2,102 deaths, 1,323 or 62.9 per cent of them, had been in long-term care facilities.

Confirmed and resolved COVID-19 cases within EOHU jurisdiction, May 25, 2020:

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit

To view the complete EOHU media briefing for Monday, May 25, click here: