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: https://eohu.ca/en/covid/covid-19-response-framework .
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.
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
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
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.