MORRISBURG – South Dundas crossed a significant milestone last week when it reported its 100 and 101st cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
The new cases still mean that fewer than one per cent of South Dundas residents have been infected at some point with COVID-19. Only East Hawkesbury has had fewer cases, reporting 44 people total and no active infections as of November 8.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit region added 22 new infections between November 5 and 8, and reports 70 active cases currently.
Thirteen people are hospitalized, four in intensive care units, while one more death was reported this past week. The regional death toll now stands at 128 people.
Around SDG County, North Dundas has five active infections, South Stormont six, South Glengarry three, and North Stormont and North Glengarry report two people with active infections. There are 38 people in the City of Cornwall currently with active COVID-19 infections.
Nearly 88 per cent of people aged 12 and over have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 91.5 per cent have had at least one dose.
So far, more than 3,700 people in the region received a third dose booster.
Of the active cases in the region, more than 65 per cent are people not fully vaccinated, while 63 per cent of those hospitalized are not. Half of those in ICUs in the EOHU region are also not fully vaccinated.
The EOHU continues to offer COVID-19 vaccinations at each of its six offices in the region. Vaccines are also available at over 45 pharmacies in the EOHU region including Seaway Valley Pharmacy in Morrisburg and Gilmer Pharmacy in Iroquois.
Phillip Blancher, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Morrisburg Leader