Another death, two more COVID-19 cases in EOHU region

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PLANTAGENET, Ont. – The regional health unit recorded another two cases of novel coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total to 134 confirmed cases.

There was also another death reported by the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, bringing the total number of dead to 10.

The tenth death was at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Plantagenet where the previous nine deaths have happened. At of yesterday, the home had 39 active cases (32 residents and seven staff) as of yesterday.

The latest two COVID-19 cases were in Prescott-Russell. Here’s the breakdown of cases:

  • Prescott-Russell – 98 cases (38 resolved)
  • SD&G – 21 cases (16 resolved)
  • Cornwall – 15 cases (14 resolved)

All other vital statistics remained the same. Two are in hospital, both in intensive care in Ottawa. Sixty-eight resolved cases and three ongoing outbreaks at institutions in Cornwall, Long Sault and Plantagenet.

During his call with reporters, Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis says the resolved cases was revised down because they removed deaths from that statistic. Roumeliotis says it was a “bit morbid” to include deaths in resolved cases.

The number of tests at assessment centers and performed by paramedics increased by 128 to 3,531.

Roumeliotis added that the criteria was being relaxed at the region’s assessment centers and, going forward, the centers will test anybody with symptoms of COVID-19.