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382 active cases of COVID-19 across EOHU jurisdiction, 30,822 vaccination doses now given

After there being more than 400 active cases of COVID-19 across the jurisdiction of the Eastern Ontario Health Unit (EOHU) during most of the week, the number had decreased to 382 active cases as of Friday, April 9.

There were 36 COVID-19 patients in hospital across the EOHU’s territory as of Friday.  Seven of those patients were in intensive care.

The number of deaths resulting from COVID-19 across the area served by the EOHU as of April 9 was 86.

Restrictions

Due to the significant increase in COVID-19 cases in recent days, a provincewide shutdown and stay-at-home order took effect in Ontario on April 8.

Vaccinations

The Ontario government is moving into Phase Two of its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan, with a focus on reaching individuals in “hot spot” communities where COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted certain neighbourhoods. In addition, this phase will prioritize individuals with the highest-risk health conditions in April 2021. With a steady supply of the COVID-19 vaccine expected from the federal government, over nine million Ontarians will be offered their first vaccination between April and end of June 2021.

As of April 9, 30,822 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered across the jurisdiction of the EOHU.

Within the EOHU’s jurisdiction, Ontario residents 60 years of age and older may book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment using Ontario’s online booking system. In accordance with the latest recommendations, those booking will be given appointments for first and second doses, 16 weeks apart.

The EOHU has launched an online pre-registration tool and asking all remaining individuals listed within the province’s Phase 1 priority populations, who have not yet been vaccinated or not yet booked an appointment, to pre-register. Pre-registration facilitates booking appointments quickly and easily as vaccine supply increases and more appointments become available.

Provincial Online Booking System

Ontario’s vaccine booking system has began accepting vaccine bookings for individuals who will be turning 60 or older in 2021 (born in 1961 or earlier). Booking is available at www.Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. Individuals who require assistance with booking can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488.

The booking system will screen for eligibility based on age using health card information. Appointments can be made by an individual or with the help of family or an informal caregiver (note: family/informal caregivers born after 1961 cannot book an appointment for themselves at this time, however, they may use the EOHU Pre-Registration tool to pre-register for an appointment).

If you have a family member or provide care to someone who was born in 1961 or before, please encourage them to get vaccinated. Vaccinations will be available BY APPOINTMENT ONLY at vaccine clinics being held across the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry; the United Counties of Prescott-Russell; and the City of Cornwall. Alternate arrangements will be made for individuals who notify us of barriers preventing them from physically going to a clinic.

EOHU Pre-Registration Tool

Those who are not in the 60+ age group, but who are eligible for the vaccine based on the Phase 1 priority populations, must first pre-register using the EOHU online pre-registration tool at https://eohu.ca/en/covid/welcome-to-the-eohu-online-covid-19-vaccination-pre-registration-portal .

Once vaccine supply permits, those who have pre-registered will receive a code that will give them access to the provincial booking system.

Please note that pre-registration does not guarantee that you will get an appointment immediately. You may not get your appointment booking code for a week or longer, depending on vaccine supply.

Long-term care outbreaks

The following hospitals, long-term care, and retirement residences under EOHU jurisdiction also had COVID-19 outbreaks as of April 9:

Hawkesbury and District General Hospital CCU Unit only

Hawkesbury and District General Hospital East Wing

St-Joseph’s Continuing Care Centre –Complex Continuing Care side in Cornwall

Chartwell McConnell in Cornwall

Woodland Villa in Long Sault

School and childcare facility cases

There were active cases of COVID-19 connected with the following schools under EOHU jurisdiction as of April 9.  Three or more cases per school constitutes an official outbreak.

Upper Canada District School Board

Two students at Pleasant Corners Public School near Vankleek Hill

One student at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute

One student at Rockland District High School

Two students at Russell High School

One student and one staff member at Char-Lan Intermediate School in South Glengarry

One student at Longue Sault Public School in South Stormont

One student at Morrisburg Public School

One student at Winchester Public School

Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

Three staff members at St. Patrick Catholic Elementary School in Clarence-Rockland

One staff member at St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School in Clarence-Rockland

One student and one staff member at Mother Theresa Catholic School in Russell Township

Two students at Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School in South Glengarry

One student at Sacred Heart School in Cornwall

One student at St. Joseph Catholic Intermediate School in Cornwall

One student at St. Joseph’s Secondary School in Cornwall

Four students at St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Dundas

Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l’Est ontarien

Three students at École élémentaire catholique Curé-Labrosse in St-Eugène

One student at École Paul VI in Hawkesbury

One student at École intermédiare catholique-Pavillon Hawkesbury

One student at École secondaire catholique régionale de Hawkesbury

One student at École élémentaire catholique St-Joseph in Russell Township

Two students at École élémentaire catholique Embrun – Pav. Saint-Jean/Pav. La Croisée in Russell Township

Nine students and two staff members at École secondaire catholique de Casselman

One student at École intermédiaire catholique – Pavillon Casselman

One student at École élémentaire catholique de Casselman – Pav. St-Paul/Ste-Euphémie

Three students at École élémentaire catholique Sacré-Coeur in Clarence-Rockland

Five students at École intermédiare catholique-Pavillon Alexandria

One student at École élémentaire catholique Elda-Rouleau in North Glengarry

One student at École élémentaire catholique de l’Ange-Gardien in South Glengarry

One student and one staff member at École intermédiaire catholique La Citadelle in Cornwall

One student École secondaire catholique La Citadelle in Cornwall

One student at École élémentaire catholique Notre-Dame in Cornwall

Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

One student at École élémentaire publique Le Sommet in Hawkesbury

Two staff members at École élémentaire publique Nouvel-Horizon in Hawkesbury

Four students at École élémentaire publique de L’Académie de la Seigneurie in Casselman

One student at École élémentaire publique Rose-des-vents in Cornwall

There were active cases of COVID-19 connected with a childcare facility under EOHU jurisdiction at the following locations as of Friday, April 9:

One child at Gardérie Sacré-Coeur in Clarence-Rockland

One staff member at Centre éducatif Rose-des-vents in Cornwall

Ontario statistics

As of April 9, there were 4,227 new, active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario.  According to calculations based on statistics from the Ministry of Health, there were 30,627 active cases of COVID-19 across Ontario as of Friday.

There were 1,492 COVID-19 patients in hospital across Ontario as of Friday.  Out of those patients, 552 were in intensive care, and 359 patients were on ventilators.

There had been 7,512 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario as of April 9.

As of April 9, 2,940,166 COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered across Ontario and 328,598 Ontario residents had been fully vaccinated by receiving both required doses.

EOHU COVID-19 case map, April 9, 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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