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Over the weekend, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s COVID-19 update on Monday showed an improvement in the number of people hospitalized.

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The number has fallen by a third since Friday, with the health unit reporting 10 people hospitalized for COVID-19 on Monday. The number within an intensive care unit remained stable at two.

Another stable figure was the number of related deaths, which remains at 226.

EOHU’s reported test positivity rate has fallen two percent to 10.3 percent since Friday. It hasn’t been this low since March 25.

None of the detailed data from Ontario on case counts, active cases in COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care centers, or absenteeism from school had been updated at the time of writing, with the last release of these records being Friday. The Standard Freeholder continues to track this data, which is available online here.

EOHU did not add any new care homes to its COVID-19 outbreak list on Monday, despite the weekend’s elimination of outbreaks at Chartwell McConnell in Cornwall, Champlain long-term care center in L’Orignal and Heartwood Long-Term Care in Cornwall. That leaves eight such eruptions active across the region.

Regarding COVID-19 immunizations, since its update on Friday, EOHU reported an additional 532 doses administered in the region, bringing the running total to 479,319 as of January 12, 2021.

Booking a COVID-19 vaccine

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The health entity announced Monday that its MobiVax mobile vaccination clinic (in a converted former ambulance) will stop at six locations across the SDG next week and will drop-in COVID-19 vaccine doses to anyone over the age of five who is eligible will offer . The first dose would be offered to everyone, the second, third and/or fourth dose depending on age and the time elapsed since the last dose was received. The clinics are operated according to the “first come, first served” principle.

On Tuesday, May 24, MobiVax will be at the Moose Creek Fire Station, 60 Sabourin St. on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Crystaller Community Center, 16 Third St., its May 26th it will be held at the Library in Dalkeith, 1835 County Road 23, from 9am to 11:30am and at the Maxville & District Sports Complex from 1:30pm to 4pm. On Friday, May 27, it will be held at the Martintown Fire Station, 4850 County Road 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and at the Lancaster Fire Station, 221 Military Rd. N., from 1:30 p.m 4 p.m

EOHU said additional dates will be released as they become available at Anyone having trouble reaching any of the MobiVax Clinics locations is welcome to contact the Health Department at 1-800-267-7120 to discuss alternative arrangements.

Book a COVID-19 assessment: Note that the permission to try was updated on April 11th.

  • Cornwall – 850 McConnell Ave. – call 343-475-0160
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – Cornwall Square, Alexandria, Embrun – Ages 2+ – Book Online
  • Akwesasne (Northern Territory residents only) – Call 613-575-2341 ext. 3220
  • Long Sault Pharmasave – 43 Long Sault Dr. – Ages 2 and up – book online or call 613-534-3777
  • Winchester – 515 Albert St. – call 613-801-2333
  • Pharmacie Notre Dame Pharmacy – 649 Notre Dame St., Unit 104 – Ages 5 and up – book online
  • Rockland – Visit website to determine and book eligibility
  • Jean Coutu Pharmacy, Rockland – 2246 Laurier St. – Ages 5 and up – book online or call 613-446-5054
  • Rockland Pharmacy – 2768 Laurier St. – Ages 4 and up – book online
  • Hawkesbury – 750 Laurier St. – Ages 2 and up, book online

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