The number of active cases of COVID-19 under Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) had increased to 499 as of Monday, January 25. On Friday, January 22, there had been 542 active cases. Out of the 47 new cases confirmed during the weekend, 21 of them were in residents of the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.
There were 22 COVID-19 patients from the EOHU’s territory in hospital as of January 25 and six of those patients were in intensive care.
The number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 across the area served by the EOHU increased to 52 on January 25 from 50 on January 22. The deaths were in residents at Lancaster Long-Term Care where there is an ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.
Long-term care outbreaks
As of January 22, COVID-19 outbreaks of two or more cases were in effect at the following long-term care, retirement, and group living facilities under EOHU jurisdiction:
Heritage Lodge in Vankleek Hill
Rideau Place in Hawkesbury
Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet
Foyer St-Jacques in Embrun
Foyer St-Viateur Nursing Home in Limoges
Valoris Group Home in Cheney
Lancaster Long-Term Care
St. Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre–Complex Care
Baldwin House in Cornwall
Sandfield Place Long-Term Care in Cornwall
Riverview Manor in Cornwall
Cornwall Community Hospital—JMP 2500 and 2600 pods
Glen Stor Dun Lodge in Cornwall
Iakhihsohtha Lodge in Akwesasne
TSIIonKwa NonhSoTe Long-Term Care in Akwesasne
Woodland Villa in Long Sault
As of Monday, 2,267 people living across the EOHU’s territory had been vaccinated against COVID-19. According to Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, No Pfizer vaccines are being delivered to Canada this week, which has caused a delay in further vaccination plans locally. However, the EOHU is supposed to receive 200 doses of the Moderna vaccine this week. Pfizer deliveries are supposed to return during the first week of February, but Roumeliotis said on Monday that he has not received confirmation of delivery from Pfizer for the two following weeks.
Due to the present shortage of vaccines, the EOHU was able to vaccinate both the residents and employees of seven long-term care facilities under its jurisdiction. Only residents were vaccinated at nine long-term care facilities after a provincial directive was given to prioritize the doses available for residents. The Moderna doses arriving this week will be for residents of high-risk retirement homes.
The Provincewide Shutdown and stay-at-home order remain in effect across the province of Ontario until February 9. Roumeliotis said on January 25 that if the current downward trend of new cases across the province continues, the order will not likely be extended, but it will depend on the situation during the next two weeks.
As of January 25, there were 1,958 new, active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario from January 24. According to calculations based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, there were 23,620 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of Monday.
There were 1,398 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of January 25. Out of those patients, 397 were in intensive care, and 283 patients were on ventilators.
There had been 5,846 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of January 25, which was an increase of 43 deaths from January 24.
EOHU COVID-19 cases, Monday, January 25, 2021.
EOHU COVID-19 media briefing, Monday, January 25, 2021.