Update: This story was updated at 4:23 p.m. to show that the new cases have no connection to the Black Lives Matter protest.
CORNWALL – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit region experienced a spike in COVID-19 cases Saturday with five new reported cases in the region.
There are three in the City of Cornwall, one in SD&G and one in Prescott-Russell.
That brings the total to 158 cases. Of those, 128 have recovered.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Prescott-Russell – 111 cases (90 resolved)
- SD&G – 27 cases (23 resolved)
- Cornwall – 20 cases (15 resolved)
According to the health unit’s graph of the integrated Public Health Information System data, for three of the newest cases, accurate episode dates were on June 11 while a fourth case was on June 12. The fifth case was on June 8.
Medical Officer of Health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis told Cornwall Newswatch that none of the latest cases have been traced to the June 6 Black Lives Matter demonstration.
Roumeliotis says all of the five cases had recent contacts with known positives.