EOHU confirms 29 new COVID-19 cases as vaccine arrives

As the COVID-19 immunization campaign began its rollout Wednesday within the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, the region saw 29 new confirmed cases.

Cornwall featured prominently in both, as Cornwall-SDG paramedics shared photos from the first visit to immunize long-term care residents and staff members in the early afternoon, and 15 of the newly confirmed cases are located in within the city.


There were also two new cases in Clarence-Rockland, one in Champlain, three in Hawkesbury, one in The Nation, one in Casselman, one in North Dundas, one in North Stormont, two in North Glengarry, and two in South Glengarry. The region surpassed another milestone in its cumulative case count, now at 2,004.

There were 36 cases set to resolved between Tuesday and Wednesday updates, leaving a decrease of eight in the number of active cases, now at 629. There are 226 active cases in Cornwall, 37 in the northern portion of Akwesasne, 62 in South Glengarry — where almost 50 are at the Lancaster Long-term Care, 27 in North Glengarry, 13 in North Stormont, 28 in South Stormont, five in South Dundas, nine in North Dundas, 45 in Russell, 16 in Casselman, 16 in The Nation, 16 in Hawkesbury, 19 in Champlain, 37 in Alfred & Plantagenet, and 73 in Clarence-Rockland.

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While the EOHU’s fatality count remained at 38, the Standard-Freeholder is aware of an additional death from the Lancaster long-term care centre on Wednesday morning, which was confirmed by a family member. That patient had been hospitalized at the Cornwall Community Hospital.

Looking at outbreaks, there were no new additions to the EOHU’s list, nor any new outbreaks resolved, since Tuesday. As within other sectors, provincial data includes more information on each outbreak based on the data provided by the EOHU, and the Standard-Freeholder has added this data to its tracking and will include it in regular reporting from time-to-time.

On Wednesday morning, the province reported the following cases relating to long-term care facilities within the EOHU:

  • Glen Stor Dun Lodge, Cornwall: five residents, six staff members;
  • Heartwood, Cornwall: under five staff member cases;
  • Woodland Villa, Long Sault: under five staff member cases;
  • Residence Prescott-Russell, Hawkesbury: under five staff member cases, 15 fatalities;
  • Tsiionkwanonhso:te, Akwesasne: five residents, under five staff members, four fatalities;
  • Foyer St. Viateur Nursing Home, Limoges: under five staff member cases;
  • Lancaster Long-term Care, Lancaster: 37 residents, 10 staff members, under five fatalities; and,
  • Sandfield Place, Cornwall: under five staff member cases.
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There were no changes to provincial data on COVID-19 cases related to licensed child-care centres within the EOHU, with a single staff member case at a centre in Prescott-Russell.

Looking to the provincial dataset that includes all COVID-19 cases, the count remains behind the numbers being reported by EOHU due to the time delay and other factors— it included 1,958 EOHU cases as of Wednesday morning.

The health unit reported an additional 559 COVID-19 tests taken at its six assessment centres and by paramedics compared to Tuesday, for a total of 96,622.

The health unit’s next scheduled COVID-19 media briefing is Thursday afternoon.

COVID-19 assessment centres:
  • Cornwall – 850 McConnell Ave. – call 343-475-0160, covid.appointments@cornwallhospital.ca
  • Akwesasne (residents of northern portion of territory only) – call 613-575-2341 ext. 3220
  • Alexandria – 62 Anik St. – Ages 2 and up – call 613-933-1375 or 1-800-267-7120
  • Winchester – 515 Albert St. – call 613-801-2333
  • Casselman – 872 Principale St. – Ages 1 and up, call 1-800-267-8260
  • Rockland – by appointment only, must complete form from website first
  • Hawkesbury – 750 Laurier St. – Ages 2 and up, must book appointment online
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