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Five active COVID-19 cases within EOHU territory as province prepares to enter stage three of reopening

Most of Ontario, including Prescott and Russell, Stormont-Dundas, and Glengarry, Cornwall, and Ottawa will enter stage three of the Ontario government`s plan to reopen businesses, services, and leisure facilities on Friday, July 17.

Meanwhile, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU)  reported a cumulative 167 confirmed cases of COVID-19 under its jurisdiction as of Tuesday, July 14.  The confirmed case numbers had increased from slightly more than 150 cases on July 7.  As of July 14, 151 cases were considered resolved by the EOHU.

As of Tuesday, July 14, there were five active cases of COVID-19 throughout the territory of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU).

Among residents of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell as of July 14, there were three active cases of COVID-19 and 100 resolved cases.  There was one active case and 28 resolved cases among residents of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry as of July 14.  Among the population of the City of Cornwall on July 14, there was one active case of COVID-19 and 23 resolved cases.

There were two COVID-19 patients from the territory of the EOHU in hospital on Tuesday, and no patients were in intensive care.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 within the EOHU’s jurisdiction has fortunately remained unchanged at 11 for six weeks.

No new outbreaks of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities or other group living institutions in the EOHU territory have been reported during the past week.

Testing

The EOHU, in partnership with the five hospitals within its territory, and paramedic services in Prescott-Russell and Cornwall-Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, operates six public COVID-19 testing and assessment centres.  They are in Hawkesbury, Alexandria, Casselman, Rockland, Cornwall, and Winchester.  As of July 14, 21,226 people had been tested at all six facilities.  Home testing for people who cannot visit one of the facilities is also being provided by paramedics.

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

Across Ontario

Throughout the province of Ontario on July 14, there had been 36,950 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which was an increase of 0.3 per cent from July 13.  That same day, 88.7 per cent of the 36,950 cases were listed by the Ministry of Health as resolved.

There were 137 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario on July 14, which was an increase of seven patients from July 13.  Out of those 137 patients, 30 were in intensive care, and 21 patients were on ventilators.

As of Tuesday, there had been 2,723 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario.

Confirmed, resolved, and active COVID-19 cases under EOHU jurisdiction as of Tuesday, July 14, 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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