EOHU adds 116 cases over Easter weekend; Cornwall active cases surpass 100

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CORNWALL – The Eastern Ontario Health Unit added 116 cases over the Easter weekend to bring the regional total to 3,541 confirmed cases.

For the first time since the pandemic began, the City of Cornwall’s active case count surpassed 100 as it shot up from 98 on Thursday to 141 active cases on Monday afternoon.

Of the 116 newly confirmed cases over three days, there were 48 in Prescott-Russell, 29 in SD&G and 39 in Cornwall.

Regionally, there are 442 active cases, 87 more than Thursday. Twenty-nine more people recovered to bring that total to 2,017.

Six more people were admitted to hospital to bring the hospitalized count to 38, of which nine are in intensive care, one more since Thursday afternoon.

There were no new reported deaths – that total remains at 82.

Here’s the breakdown:

  • Prescott-Russell – 1,442 cases (169 active)
  • SD&G – 861 cases (122 active)
  • Cornwall – 965 cases (141 active)
  • Akwesasne (ON/QC) – 273 cases (10 active)

As of Monday, the seven day rolling average of cases in the region is 92.4 per 100,000 population. While SD&G and Prescott-Russell averages are on a downward trend, the City of Cornwall is soaring higher with an average of 136.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In its update at 10:30 a.m. this morning (Monday), Public Health Ontario reported that the EOHU area had a total of 299 variants of concern, up 12 per cent from Thursday afternoon.