No new cases at BSEO as vaccine statistics continue to improve


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Thursday’s COVID-19 update from the Eastern Ontario Health Unit showed no new confirmed cases of COVID-19, nor any change in the number of active cases, for the second day in a row this week.


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There are still only two active cases, in Alfred & Plantagenet and in South Dundas. Neither is hospitalized for treatment, the cumulative number of cases remains at 4,727 and the number of deaths remains stable at 111.

There was also no change in Ontario data released Thursday morning, which attributed 4,611 cases to BSEO and was unchanged since Wednesday.

The Standard-Freeholder continues to track and aggregate local COVID-19 data, which is available online here. All data in the document is up to date until Thursday.

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    No change in number of COVID-19 cases at BSEO on Wednesday

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    Two new active cases of COVID-19 at BSEO

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    A single active COVID-19 case within the BSEO

The BSEO reported 4,339 additional vaccines administered since its update on Wednesday, for a total of 209,977.

Public Health Ontario updated information on the vaccination campaign on its website on Thursday, taking into account the first and second doses administered through July 7.

Reservation of a COVID-19 vaccine

For all ages 12 and over

In pharmacies:

Daily BSEO waiting list (for those who can reach a clinic site in less than 20 minutes):


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Within the BSEO, PHO reported 137,185 people who had received at least one dose (65.7%), an increase of 1,734 since the June 30 count, although this may be small because there is an error of reporting in counts for 12 to 17 year olds. Last week’s update, which mirrors what the BSEO released, noted that more than 50 percent of this age group in the region had received their first dose. This week the number and percentage are much lower.

The number of fully vaccinated people, i.e. those who received both doses, now stands at 65.72 (31.5%), an increase of 15,246 since last week which confirms that most people vaccinated in recent weeks receive their second dose. Although this is a substantial increase, that second-dose percentage is behind the provincial figure of 41.1 percent, which the province announced Thursday morning had exceeded 50 percent of all adults (over 18 years).

Here is the SPO data breakdown for the BSEO, as of July 7:

  • 80 years and over – 9,767 / 87.1 percent at least one dose (up to 0.2 percent); 7,736 / 69 percent two doses (up 4.2 percent);
  • 75 to 79 – 7838 / 92.2 percent at least one dose (up to 0.3 percent); 5,597 / 65.8 percent two doses (up 12.9 percent);
  • 70 to 74 – 11,364 / 92.6 percent at least one dose (up to 0.2 percent); 8,168 / 66.7 percent two doses (up 13.1 percent);
  • 65-69 – 13,031 / 90.7% at least one dose (up to 0.4%); 8,351 / 58.1 percent two doses (up 13.5 percent);
  • 60 to 64 – 14,881 / 87.5 percent at least one dose (up to 0.4 percent); 8,691 / 51.1 percent two doses (up 12.8 percent);
  • 50 to 59 – 24,982 / 76 percent at least one dose (up to 0.8 percent); 11,147 / 33.9 percent two doses (up 9.5 percent);
  • 40 to 49 – 17,006 / 72.2 percent at least one dose (up to 1.2 percent); 6,226 / 26.4 percent two doses (up 7.9 percent);
  • 30 to 39 – 15,349 / 70 percent at least one dose (up to 1.3 percent); 5,090 / 23.2 percent two doses (up seven percent); and,
  • 18 to 29 – 15,163 / 54.5 percent at least one dose (up to 1.9 percent); 4,250 / 15.3 percent two doses (up 4.9 percent).


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The update for the 12 to 17 age group is not included, as the data from PHO had a much lower number of people receiving the first dose than reported last week and a change of only 1 , 8% on the second doses.

EOHO Medical Officer of Health Dr Paul Roumeliotis on Monday said he was concerned about the vaccination rates of the under-30 age groups, who are notably behind in terms of percentage, of those groups older.

The commentary did not note the delays involved for these younger age groups – only those who were vaccinated in the first two weeks they were eligible to reserve their first dose can advance their second dose date to that. time, and they can only do it since June 28. Considering how quickly new appointments fill up the booking system, there hasn’t been enough time and availability for these younger age groups to book appointments.

That said, over the past week, BSEO has removed barriers for those wishing to get vaccinated at its clinics. Any eligible person who has not yet received their first dose can attend certain walk-in clinics. On Monday, the BSEO held its first walk-in clinic in Cornwall at the Benson Center, where anyone could come in to receive their first dose, or their second dose as long as at least 28 days had passed since he received his first dose.

The next scheduled BSEO briefing is Monday afternoon.

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