There were 116 active cases of COVID-19 among residents of the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) as of Friday, February 26.
The EOHU also announced on Friday that four cases of a variant of COVID-19 had been detected among residents of its jurisdiction. Three of the four individuals are employees of the St-Albert Cheese Cooperative.
There were five COVID-19 patients from the EOHU’s territory in hospital as of February 26, and zero patients were in intensive care.
The number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 across the area served by the EOHU as of Friday remained unchanged at 67.
The EOHU reported that as of February 26, 5,926 people across its jurisdiction had been vaccinated against COVID-19. Earlier in the week, the health unit released its plan to begin vaccinating the broader population of its territory, beginning with individuals aged 80 or greater who do not reside in long-term care facilities or retirement homes.
School and childcare facility cases
There were active cases of COVID-19 connected with the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction as of February 26:
One staff member at École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury
Two students at Glengarry District High School in Alexandria
One student at École élémentaire catholique St-Joseph in Wendover
One student at École élémentaire catholique Sainte-Trinité in Clarence-Rockland
One individual at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School
One student at T.R. Léger School of Adult and Continuing Secondary Education in Cornwall
As of February 26, there were active cases of COVID-19 at the following childcare facilities under EOHU jurisdiction:
One child at Garderie municipal St-Trinité in Clarence-Rockland
Long-term care outbreaks
As of February 26, 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:
The Palace Long-Term Care in Alexandria
Glen-Stor-Dun Lodge in Cornwall
Chartwell McConnell in Cornwall
Riverview Manor in Cornwall
Woodland Villa in Long Sault
Iakhihsohtha Lodge in Akwesasne
Orange zone in effect
The EOHU’s territory will remain as 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 .
As of February 26, there were 1,258 new, active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario. According to calculations based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, there were 10,294 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 26.
There were 683 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of Friday. Out of those patients, 284 were in intensive care, and 193 patients were on ventilators.
There had been 6,884 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of February 26, which was an increase of 28 deaths from February 25.