DOf these infections, 105 are still considered active. The number of hospitalizations decreased by three compared to the previous report. Five people are currently in a hospital bed to treat symptoms of COVID-19. Among them, three are in intensive care.
The BSEO confirmed Thursday that the two new virus-related deaths reported in the region in the past week are community-reported deaths, not in care facilities or nursing homes. Since the start of the health crisis, 105 people have died as a result of COVID-19 in Eastern Ontario.
Even if the health situation in the BSEO jurisdiction has improved significantly in recent weeks, the BSEO medical inspector, Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, urges the public to continue to respect the measures taken.
“Even if we do not know, many [experts] suggest that [le virus] will be with us for quite a long time and will definitely be seasonal. […] But these are just assumptions, we do not know yet, ”he said. “I ask everyone to be patient. The closer we get to August and September, the more we will see a trend towards normalcy. Not quite the way it was before, but more normal than it was. “
To date, 113,381 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since the start of the mass vaccination campaign in Eastern Ontario, representing 68% of adults in the region who meet vaccination criteria. BSEO expects to reach a vaccination rate of 80% of the adult population by June 12.
People age 80 and older can now make an appointment in advance for their second dose of vaccine through the provincial platform.