177 active cases of COVID-19 across EOHU territory

Current details on the status of the COVID-19 outbreak at the Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury were not available when the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) gave its COVID-19 media briefing on Monday, November 9, which marked one month since the outbreak at the publicly-owned and operated long-term care facility began.  As of November 6, the most recent day that statistics were made available, 92 residents and 57 employees at the facility had tested positive for COVID-19, making for a total of 149 positive cases.  As of November 6, 57 cases in residents were resolved, and 52 employee cases were resolved.

The outbreak had claimed the lives of 16 residents as of November 6.  However, the EOHU reported on its website on November 10 that the number of COVID-19 deaths across its jurisdiction had increased to 32 from 26 on November 6.  No indication was given if the deaths were at the Prescott and Russell Residence or among COVID-19 patients elsewhere across the EOHU territory.

In addition to the COVID-19 outbreak at the Prescott and Russell Residence, outbreaks of the disease were in effect at Lancaster Long-Term Care and the Open Hands-Ridgewood Drive Site in Cornwall as of November 10.

Local statistics

There were 177 active cases of COVID-19 across the jurisdiction of the EOHU as of November 10, out of 721 cumulative cases since the pandemic began in March.

Six patients from the EOHU’s jurisdiction were in hospital as of November 10.  No patients were in intensive care.

The United Counties of Prescott and Russell, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, and the City of Cornwall remain a yellow zone under Ontario’s COVID-19 measures.

Schools and childcare facilities

According to the Government of Ontario list, there were active cases of COVID-19 at the following schools and childcare facilities under EOHU jurisdiction on Tuesday, November 10.

One student at École élémentaire catholique Saint-Viateur in La Nation

One student at École intermédiare catholique Pavillon L’Escale in Rockland

One student at Bridgewood Public School in Cornwall

One student at St. Lawrence Secondary School in Cornwall

One student and one staff member at Eamer’s Corners Public School in Cornwall

Three children and two staff members at Centre éducatif C.R.F.E. in Cornwall

One student at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in Cornwall

One student at École élémentaire publique Rose des Vents in Cornwall

One student at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School

One student at École secondaire publique l’Heritage in Cornwall

One child at A Child’s Secret Garden in Cornwall

One staff member at The Learning Centre Centre-Longue Sault in Long Sault

Across Ontario

There were 13,366 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of November 9, out of a cumulative 86,783 cases, according to the Ministry of Health.  There were 1,388, or 1.6 per cent more active cases on November 9 than on November 8.

The Ministry reported that 73,417, or 84.6 per cent of cumulative cases were resolved as of November 9.

There were 422 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of November 9.  Out of those 422 patients, 82 were in intensive care, and 54 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 3,260 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of November 9, composing 3.8 per cent of all cumulative cases.

Active COVID-19 cases under EOHU jurisdiction by municipality and First Nation, as of November 10, 2020.

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.

EOHU COVID-19 media briefing, November 9, 2020.

James Morgan

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