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11 active COVID-19 cases in Eastern Ontario Health Unit territory

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) reported a cumulative 176 confirmed cases of COVID-19 under its jurisdiction as of Tuesday, July 28.  That total was an increase of four confirmed cases from 172 a week before on Tuesday, July 21.  As of July 28, 154 cases were considered resolved by the EOHU.

As of Tuesday, July 28, there were 11 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the territory of the EOHU.  Out of the total of 11, five of those active cases and 101 resolved cases were among residents of Prescott and Russell counties.  There were five active cases and 29 resolved cases among residents of the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry on July 28.  Among the population of the City of Cornwall on July 28, there was one active case of COVID-19 and 24 resolved cases.

Two COVID-19 patients from the territory of the EOHU were 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 eight weeks and there are no active outbreaks of COVID-19 at any long-term care facilities or other group living institutions within the EOHU`s territory.

Testing

As of July 28, 27,505 people had been tested at all six COVID-19 testing and assessment centres that the EOHU operates in partnership with local hospitals and medical clinics.  The centres are in Hawkesbury, Alexandria, Casselman, Rockland, Cornwall, and Winchester.    Paramedics in Prescott and Russell, and Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, and Cornwall are providing home testing for people who cannot visit one of the facilities.

Across Ontario

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across Ontario as of July 28 was 38,910.  On July 21, the cumulative total had been 37,942. On July 28, 34,567 or 88.8 per cent of the 38,910 cases were listed as resolved by the Ministry of Health.

Across Ontario on July 28, there were 96 COVID-19 patients in hospital.  Out of those 96 patients, 31 were in intensive care, and 18 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 2,768, deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of July 28, an increase of 15 from July 21.

Map showing active and resolved COVID-19 cases under EOHU jurisdiction as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

Graph showing cumulative COVID-19 cases under EOHU jurisdiction as of Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

Graph: 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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