Following the Family Day long weekend, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) reported 117 active cases of COVID-19 across its jurisdiction as of Tuesday, February 16.

There were 16 COVID-19 patients from the EOHU’s territory in hospital as of February 16, and one patient was in intensive care.

The number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 across the area served by the EOHU as of Friday was 64.

Orange zone in effect

As of February 16, the EOHU’s territory is an orange zone under the Ontario government’s COVID-19 restriction system.  The full details of the orange zone restrictions are listed on the EOHU website at: .


An additional 3,200 doses of COVID-19 vaccines are expected for delivery to the EOHU this week.  High-risk health care workers and senior citizens living in the community will be the next groups of people eligible to receive vaccinations.  During the previous weekend, General Rick Hillier (retired), who is overseeing the Ontario government’s vaccination project, announced that people aged 80 and older will soon be eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

School cases

There were active cases of COVID-19 connected with the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction as of February 16:

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 student 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

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

Chartwell Chateau Cornwall

Riverview Manor in Cornwall

Cornwall Community Hospital—11600 pod

Iakhihsohtha Lodge in Akwesasne

TSIIonKwa NonhSoTe Long-Term Care in Akwesasne

Woodland Villa in Long Sault

Ontario statistics

As of February 16, there were 904 new, active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario from February 15.  According to calculations based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, there were 11,604 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 16.

There were 742 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of February 16.  Out of those patients, 292 were in intensive care, and 201 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 6,719 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 16, which was an increase of 13 deaths from February 15.

EOHU active COVID-19 cases by municipality, Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.