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EOHU records slight increase in COVID-19 patients in ICU

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The Eastern Ontario Health Unit’s COVID-19 update on Friday showed little change other than an increase in the number of people being treated in an intensive care unit.

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While the total number of people hospitalized for treatment remained flat from Thursday, the number in intensive care rose from one to two.

The number of related deaths also remained stable at 228, where it has been since earlier this week.

EOHU’s reported test positivity rate fell 0.1 percent on Friday to 9.9 percent — the rate has been below 10 percent since March 17, despite an average of just over 500 tests per day being collected and reported at that time in the region , now that average is only a ninth or tenth of that.

Ontario caseload data updated Friday morning assigns EOHU an additional 10 cases, for a total of 15,817; it did not include any new information about the second of the new related deaths announced by EOHU earlier this week.


At a pharmacy (some may offer 5-11 shots):

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The Standard Freeholder continues to track and collect local COVID-19 data, including active cases in long-term care centres, as well as absenteeism reports for Cornwall/SDG schools. The data is available online here.

The health unit on Friday did not add any new COVID-19 outbreaks in care facilities to its list and did not delete any of the seven ongoing outbreaks. Data from Ontario on active cases in COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities led to the Champlain long-term care center in L’Orignal being delisted as its outbreak was cleared by EOHU on Monday.

Only two schools on Thursday showed student and staff absences of 30 per cent or more, TR Leger in Cornwall (77 per cent) and the Grades 9 to 12 board at Cornwall Collegiate and Vocational School (31 per cent). The number of schools in Cornwall/SDG with rates between 20 and 30 per cent fell from four to two on Thursday. The data does not provide a reason for the absences.

Regarding vaccinations, since its update on Thursday, EOHU reported an additional 347 doses of COVID-19 administered in the region, bringing the total to 480,821 since January 12, 2021.


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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