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116 active cases of COVID-19 across EOHU, nearly 6,000 people across region vaccinated

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.

Vaccinations

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:

Maxville Manor

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 .

Across Ontario

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.

EOHU COVID-19 cases, February 26, 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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