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Active cases at 144 across EOHU jurisdiction, orange zone designation begins Tuesday

There was little change in the number of active COVID-19 cases under the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU as of Friday, February 12.

On Thursday, there were 144 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the EOHU territory, which was just one less than on Thursday.

There were 19 COVID-19 patients from the EOHU’s territory in hospital as of February 12, and no patients were in intensive care.

The number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 across the area served by the EOHU as of Friday remained at 63.

All COVID-19 tests are now being done to include the variants of the disease that have appeared.

Changes to restrictions

For the EOHU’s territory, the provincial stay-at-home order will remain in effect until February 16.  Regions of the province will be gradually returning to the system of coloured COVID-19 zones with varying restrictions.

On Friday, the Ontario government announced that the territory of the EOHU will become an orange zone as of Tuesday, February 16.

Vaccination

As of Friday, 3,386 people across the jurisdiction of the EOHU had been vaccinated against COVID-19.

An additional 3,200 additional doses of COVID-19 vaccine are expected for delivery to the EOHU next week.  High-risk health care workers and senior citizens living in the community will be the next groups of people eligible to receive vaccinations.

School cases

There were active cases of COVID-19 connected with the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction as of February 12:

One student at École secondaire publique Le Sommet in Hawkesbury

One student at École intermédiare catholique—Pavillon Alexandria

Two students at École secondaire catholique Le Relais in Alexandria

One individual at Glengarry District High School in Alexandria

Long-term care outbreaks

As of February 12, 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:

Manoir Carillon in Chute-à-Blondeau

Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet

Maxville Manor

The Palace Long-Term Care in Alexandria

Foyer St-Viateur Nursing Home in Limoges

Centre d’Acceuil Roger-Séguin in Clarence Creek

Valoris Group Home in Cheney

Lancaster Long-Term Care

Riverview Manor in Cornwall

Cornwall Community Hospital—11600 pod

Glen Stor Dun Lodge in Cornwall

Iakhihsohtha Lodge in Akwesasne

TSIIonKwa NonhSoTe Long-Term Care in Akwesasne

Woodland Villa in Long Sault

Ontario statistics

As of February 12, there were 1,076 new, active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario from February 11.  According to calculations based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, there were 12,496 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 12.

There were 763 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of February 12.  Out of those patients, 295 were in intensive care, and 204 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 6,632 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 12, which was an increase of 18 deaths from February 11.

EOHU COVID-19 cases, February 21, 2021.

Map: 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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