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COVID-19 case count across EOHU jurisdiction holds at 14

Here are the COVID-19 statistics for the Eastern Health Unit (EOHU) jurisdiction as of Friday, June 18.

Active cases Patients in hospital Patients in intensive care
14 2 1
Outbreaks in long-term care facilities and other group living institutions Individuals who have received one vaccine dose Deaths due to COVID-19
0 148,474 107

 COVID-19 statistics for the province of Ontario for Friday, June 18.

Active cases Increase in cases from the previous day Patients in hospital Hospital patients in intensive care Hospital patients in intensive care on ventilators
4,210 345 378 352 221

COVID-19 vaccinations across Ontario as of Friday, June 11.

One dose Two doses
12,153,663 2,547,241

Ontario deaths

As of Friday, June 18, there had been 8,994 deaths due to COVID-19 across Ontario, which was an increase of one death from June 17.

Reopening

Step one of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen program is now underway began on June 11, rather than June 14 as originally scheduled. The first step emphasizes outdoor activities, including limits on patio seating at restaurants and bars. Provincial parks and other overnight campgrounds are now open.

The province will remain in each step for at least 21 days to evaluate any impacts on key public health and health system indicators. If at the end of the 21 days, the following vaccination thresholds have been met, along with positive trends in other key public health and health system indicators, then the province will move to the next step:

  • Step 1: 60 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose.
  • Step 2: 70 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 20 per cent vaccinated with two doses.
  • Step 3: 70 to 80 per cent of adults vaccinated with one dose and 25 per cent vaccinated with two doses.

The previous colour-coded regional green, yellow, orange, and red levels of measures have been discontinued in Ontario. The new approach of gradual reopening based on low cases and high vaccination rates will apply to the entire province instead of having different rules for different regions.

Regulations and rules are still being developed for the resumption of outdoor and indoor youth sports.

For complete details on step one of Roadmap to Reopen in Ontario, go to https://thereview.ca/2021/06/07/ontario-to-move-to-step-one-of-roadmap-to-reopen-on-june-11/ .

Vaccinations

Appointment booking is available directly through the provincial booking system at www.Ontario.ca/bookvaccine. Individuals who require assistance with booking can call the Provincial Vaccine Information Line at 1-888-999-6488.

The EOHU is contacting people who received their first vaccine dose before the provincial booking system was established to assist them with making appointments for their second dose. Individuals aged 70 and older are also able to reschedule their second dose appointment for earlier than originally scheduled.

Appointments can be made by an individual or with the help of someone. If you know someone who is part of an eligible group, please encourage them to get vaccinated. Those needing assistance with booking or getting to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment should visit the EOHU website to access local supports.

Across the EOHU territory, seven more COVID-19 vaccination clinics have been added between June 20 and June 28.

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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