COVID-19 numbers low in region

By Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
COVID-19 numbers low in region

CORNWALL – COVID-19 infections in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region have dropped to their lowest numbers since early March.

Currently there are four people who have an active Novel Coronavirus infection in the region, with one of those a new case diagnosed early last week.

A man in his 50’s from SDG Counties was diagnosed on August 13th, the first new case of COVID-19 in the region since July 29th.

Of the four currently infected with the virus, one is hospitalized but is not ventilated or in an intensive care unit.

There have been a total of 180 people infected with the virus since the pandemic reached this region on February 25th.

Currently two of the positive cases are in SDG, the other two cases are in Prescott-Russell. There are no active cases of COVID-19 in Cornwall.

A total of 165 cases are now considered resolved by the EOHU, meaning those cases are no longer showing symptoms of the virus, or a negative test result has been given to an individual.

There currently are no outbreaks in any long-term care homes or group homes.

Breaking down the numbers, there have been a total of 118 infections in Prescott-Russell, 37 in SDG, and 25 in Cornwall. There have been 11 COVID-19 related deaths, all linked to a long-term care home in Plantagenet.

Over 34,600 COVID-19 tests have been administered in the region by local health partners or hospitals for the EOHU.

Originally written for and published in the Morrisburg Leader.

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