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28 active cases of COVID-19 in Prescott-Russell on June 24, new assessment facility to open in Alexandria

Throughout the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit on Wednesday June 24, there were 28 active cases of COVID-19 and 135 resolved cases.  Among the population of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, there were 17 active cases and 95 resolved cases.  There were five active cases and 24 resolved cases among residents of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry as of June 24.  Among residents of the City of Cornwall as of June 24, there were seven active cases of COVID-19 and 16 resolved cases.

There were two COVID-19 patients from the territory of the EOHU in hospital on Wednesday, and one of those patients was in intensive care.

As of June 24, the number of COVID-19 deaths within the jurisdiction of the EOHU remained at 11.  That figure has fortunately not changed for more than three weeks.

There were no outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities or other group living institutions as of Wednesday.

Testing

The EOHU, in partnership with the Glengarry Memorial Hospital and SDG-Cornwall Paramedic Services, is opening a new COVID-19 assessment centre in Alexandria on June 30, 2020. The centre will be located at 62 Anik Street and will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week, by appointment only. To book an appointment, please call the EOHU at 613-933-1375 or 1-800 267-7120. Visitors to the centre are asked to wear a mask or face covering.

“We’re pleased to be opening the new Alexandria centre, as it will further broaden access to COVID-19 testing for our region’s residents,” says Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, Medical Officer of Health.

The additional assessment site will increase the EOHU’s capacity to identify cases so it can move quickly to isolate them and follow up with their contacts.

“This is very important as we continue to open up more sectors of the economy, to protect our residents and keep the curve of COVID-19 infection as flat as possible in our region,” said Roumeliotis.

Anyone who has symptoms related to COVID-19, or who thinks they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, can be tested at any of the 6 assessment centres in the EOHU region, including the Alexandria centre.  The other assessment centres are located in Hawkesbury, Casselman, Rockland, Cornwall, and Winchester.

A full list of COVID-19 symptoms is available at covid-19.ontario.ca.

As of June 24, 14,347 people had been tested for COVID-19 at the five centres, and through home visits made by paramedics in Prescott and Russell, and SDG-Cornwall.

Across Ontario

There had been 34,016 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across the province of Ontario as of Wednesday, June 24.  That same day, 86.2 per cent of the 34,016 cases were listed by the Ministry of Health as resolved.

There were 278 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario on June 24, 73 patients were in intensive care, and 48 patients were on ventilators.

As of Wednesday, there had been 2,631 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario.

Confirmed and resolved COVID-19 cases within EOHU jurisdiction as of June 24, 2020.

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

 

 

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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