On New Year’s Eve, there were 285 active cases of COVID-19 across the territory under Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) jurisdiction.  As of Monday, January 4, 2021, there were 469 active cases.

Out of the 469 cases, the municipality with the greatest amount was the City of Cornwall at 128.  The second-greatest number of cases were in Clarence-Rockland where there were 81 active cases as of Monday, followed by the third greatest number in Russell Township with 44 active cases.

With the exception East Hawkesbury with zero cases as of January 4, and North Stormont which had just seven cases on Monday, all other municipalities under EOHU jurisdiction had a double-digit number of active cases ranging from 10 in South Dundas to 39 in South Glengarry.

As of January 4, there were 213 active cases of COVID-19 in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and 108 cases in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry in addition to the 128 in Cornwall.  There were also 20 active cases in the portion of the Akwesasne First Nation under Canadian jurisdiction.

Seven people with COVID-19 under EOHU jurisdiction were in hospital as of January 4.  No COVID-19 patients were in intensive care.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across the EOHU’s territory had increased to 34 as of January 4 from 33 on December 31, 2020.

The EOHU COVID-19 testing and assessment centres in Alexandria and Casselman will be temporarily closed from January 11 to January 22.

All of Ontario remains under a provincewide shutdown that is intended to reduce COVID-19 cases.  All but essential businesses and services are closed, and many retailers are only permitted to offer pickup or delivery service.  Bars and taverns are closed, and restaurants are only offering take-out and delivery service.

No social public or private social gatherings are permitted, unless it is with a person who lives alone.

Most students in publicly funded schools returned to class on January 4, but the majority of them are learning from home, online as a result of the provincewide shutdown.

The Loblaws corporate website reported on January 3 that one employee at Asselin Your Independent Grocer in Hawkesbury had tested positive for COVID-19.  The last day that the employee worked at the store was December 27, 2020.  The store remains open.

Institutional outbreaks

The following 15 health care facilities, long-term care or retirement facilities, and other group living institutions under EOHU jurisdiction had active cases of COVID-19 as of January 4:

A new outbreak at the Prescott and Russell Residence in Hawkesbury

Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet

Chateau Glengarry in Alexandria

Maxville Manor

Valoris Residence in Hammond

Russell Meadows Retirement Home

Lancaster Long-Term Care

Cornwall Community Hospital–CCU

Cornwall Community Hospital—Inpatient Mental Health Unit

St. Joseph’s Continuing Care (Quinn House) in Cornwall

Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge in Cornwall

Sandfield Place Long-Term Care and Retirement Home in Cornwall

Woodland Villa in Long Sault

TSIIonKwa NonhSoTe Long-Term Care Facility in Akwesasne

Community Living Dundas in Winchester

Ontario situation

As of January 3, there were 24,778 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario, based on calculations using statistics from the Ministry of Health.

The cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 across Ontario was 194,232 as of January 3.  On Sunday, the Ministry reported that 164,775 of those cases were resolved.  Resolved cases do not include deaths.

There were 1,190 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of January 3.  Out of those 1,190 patients, 333 were in intensive care, and 194 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 4,679 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of January 3.

COVID-19 cases under EOHU jurisdiction as of January 4, 2020

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit