COVID-19

COVID-19: 24 new cases in Eastern Ontario

IN• Since the start of the pandemic, 4,373 people have been diagnosed with the virus. Of these, 292 are still active, nine fewer than on Wednesday.

The death toll remains stable: 101 victims have died from COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario. “This is good news for us, we are heading in the right direction, but we are not giving up, we must continue. We see the difference as we took emergency action, but the best thing is that [plus] we will be able to remove the existing restrictions, ”Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, BSEO physician, said in a press briefing on Thursday.

There are 28 registered hospitalizations in the region, seven of which are in intensive care. “This is less than we had a few weeks ago,” added Dr. Rumeliotis. According to the Public Health Service, eight outbreaks are still being reported in health-care settings such as nursing homes and nursing homes.

Vaccination overview

As of 28 April, 58,396 doses of the vaccine have been administered in the region since the start of the vaccination campaign.

Of these, 2,222 doses were administered to six pharmacies in the area where the AstraZeneca vaccine can be administered to persons aged 40 and over. “Things are going well, we are getting good comments from the public who use our clinics, and this is thanks to the great collaboration we have with the community.”

Starting Friday, people 55 and older will be able to make an appointment for vaccinations from Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna.

Ontario’s Phase II Immunization Plan includes eligibility for people 50 and over or 18 and over in hot spots from week 3 May, people 40 and over from week 10 May, people age 30 and over next week followed by adults aged 18 and over from the last week of May, among others. “I believe that we will be able to vaccinate most of the population by the end of May, I hope that we can do everything, but for this we need more vaccines. But by the end of May we will make up a significant part of the population. “

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