Covid-19 update

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At the time of going to press, the latest figures available were from February 5. These showed that for the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry, there were three ongoing outbreaks in Long Term Care and Group Homes. In all there have been 571 cases confirmed, with 19 deaths since the pandemic first hit. Around 480 cases have been resolved.

Image: Covid19 cases in the EOHU region, as of February 5, 2021

Females made up just over half of all cases (51%). The age group most affected by covid-19 is the 40-64 age group, which accounts for 34% of all cases. Those over 65 made up 24% of cases. The younger age groups were not immune, however. Those infected between the ages of 20 and 39 made up a quarter of cases, while those under 20 formed 17%.

North Dundas remains one of the municipalities in SDG with the lowest statistics. There have been a cumulative total of 61 cases here, with 7 active cases on February 5. Outside of Cornwall, the worst affected areas were Clarence-Rockland (287 total cases), Hawkesbury (245), and Russell (229), as can be seen in the accompanying map.

In the Eastern Ontraio Health Unit region as a whole, there have been 2,581 cumulative cases, with 60 of these being fatal. 2,302 cases have been resolved. As of last Friday, there were 23 individuals hospitalised with covid.

One of the significant statistics released last Friday showed that the number of confirmed cases in January had jumped to 850 when compared to December’s figure of 701. There seems to be a common phenomenon worldwide that numbers grew significantly after the Christmas and New Year season, when people tended to relax their guard and gather in larger family or social groups.

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