After days of steady decreases, active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) had increased noticeably as of Friday, February 19.

On February 18, there had been 118 active cases, and on February 19, there were 130.

There were 11 COVID-19 patients from the EOHU’s territory in hospital as of February 19, 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 had increased to 67 from 66 on Thursday.


Across the jurisdiction of the EOHU, COVID-19 vaccination efforts are continuing to provide a second dose to long-term care facility residents and a first dose to retirement home residents and health care workers.  Details were to be released on Friday about how residents aged 80 and higher who do not live in long-term care or retirement facilities can be vaccinated, but were not yet available as of publication time.

School cases

There were active cases of COVID-19 connected with the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction as of February 18:

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

Three individuals at Glengarry District High School in Alexandria

Long-term care outbreaks

As of February 18, 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

Lancaster Long-Term Care

Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge in Cornwall

Chartwell McConnell in Cornwall

Riverview Manor in Cornwall

Iakhihsohtha Lodge in Akwesasne

Orange zone in effect

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: .

Ontario statistics

As of February 19, there were 1,150 new, active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario from February 18.  According to calculations based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, there were 10,550 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 19.

There were 689 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of Friday.  Out of those patients, 269 were in intensive care, and 190 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 6,820 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 19, which was an increase of 47 deaths from February 18.

COVID-19 cases under EOHU jurisdiction, February 19, 2021.

Map: Eastern Ontario Health Unit.