The number of active COVID-19 cases across the territory of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) increased by 22 from Tuesday, January 5 to Wednesday, January 6.  There had been 489 active cases on Tuesday and there were 511 on Wednesday.

Out of the 511 cases, the municipality with the greatest amount was the City of Cornwall at 148.  The second-greatest number of cases were in Clarence-Rockland where there were 85 active cases as of Monday, followed by the third greatest number in South Glengarry with 46 active cases.

With the exception East Hawkesbury with zero cases as of January 6, and North Stormont which had just six cases on Tuesday, all other municipalities under EOHU jurisdiction had a double-digit number of active cases ranging from 5 in South Dundas to 41 in Russell Township.

As of January 6, there were 221 active cases of COVID-19 in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and 122 cases in the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry in addition to the 148 in Cornwall.  There were also 20 active cases in the portion of the Akwesasne First Nation under Canadian jurisdiction.

Six people with COVID-19 under EOHU jurisdiction were in hospital as of January 6.  No COVID-19 patients were in intensive care.

The number of deaths due to COVID-19 across the EOHU’s territory on January 6 increased to 35 from 34 on January 5.

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.

Long-term care outbreaks

The following 13 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

Chateau Glengarry in Alexandria

Maxville Manor

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

Ontario situation


As of January 5, there were 26,064 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario, based on calculations using statistics from the Ministry of Health.  That was an increase of 3,266 cases from January 4.

The cumulative number of cases of COVID-19 across Ontario was 200,626 as of January 5.  On Tuesday, the Ministry reported that 169,795 of those cases were resolved.  Resolved cases do not include deaths.

There were 1,463 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of January 5.  Out of those 1,463 patients, 361 were in intensive care, and 246 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 4,767 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of January 5.

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit