Newly confirmed COVID-19 case in City of Cornwall

The Eastern Ontario Health Unit office at 1000 Pitt Street in Cornwall, Ont. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – After weeks at 15 cases – all of them resolved – there’s a newly confirmed case of novel coronavirus in the City of Cornwall, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit announced Friday.

That brings the total number of cases in the region to 150 with 118 of them resolved.

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis said the Cornwall case was a person who showed no symptoms. “It really, in my mind, gives us an indication that we can’t be complacent…it is there, it’s there, it’s around us,” he said.

According to the province’s Integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), the latest positive case was diagnosed with an episode date of June 4.

Testing has also taken a jump as more people are taking part in being swabbed. The latest total is 9,876 tests – 376 more than reported Thursday.

As well, the number of hospitalized cases changed with one of the three existing patients re-admitted to the intensive care unit.

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