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Roumeliotis said the increase in cases DPVMECFEVFUP$ISJTUNBTHBUIFSJOHT%BUB QSFTFOUFEEVSJOH%S3PVNFMJPUJTNFEJB conference on Monday showed more than half of all transmissions between August and January 5 in Prescott-Russell were between close contacts. Of those close contact transmissions, most were passed between members of the same household, followed by other acquaintances outside the household, or in workplaces. i8FHFU JU JO UIFXPSMQMBDF XFHFU JU visiting friends or not taking precautions, UIFOXFUBLF JUIPNFBOETQSFBE JU u%S Roumeliotis said. “Unfortunately, some of UIFTUVGGUIBUTHPJOHPOBUUIFNPNFOU MJLF QFPQMFHFUUJOHUPHFUIFSBUIPNF XFDBOU see, so we still have to take the educatio- nal point of view and, where appropriate, enforcement. &JHIUFFOQFPQMFJOUIFSFHJPOIBWFCFFO hospitalized, of which five were in intensive care. Two people in an Akwesasne long UFSNDBSFIPNFEJFEPG$07*%PWFSUIF XFFLFOE XIJDINPWFEUIFSFHJPOTEFBUI toll to 38. Since the pandemic began, 1971 DBTFTPG$07*%IBWFCFFODPOàSNFEJO UIF&0)6BSFB.PSFUIBOIBMGUIPTFDBTFT IBEIBQQFOFETJODFUIFFOEPG/PWFNCFS and Prescott-Russell accounted for 1000 of the reports. “Clearly this is grey zone material right now, which means we would be in a lockdown regardless [of the province-wide TIVUEPXO> u%S3PVNFMJPUJTTBJE
Local health authorities have urged residents to stay home whenever pos- sible as the region reached almost 700 active COVID-19 cases after the weekend. The weekend numbers were released a day before the provincial government announced a state of emergency for 28 days. A stay-at-home order was also issued, which started on Thursday at 12.01 a.m. that required everyone to remain at home with exceptions for essential purposes, such as going to the grocery store or phar- macy, accessing health care services, for exercise or for essential work. Under the changes, outdoor organized public gatherings and social gatherings were restricted to a limit of five people with limited exceptions. All non-essential retail stores, such as hardware stores, alcohol retailers, and those offering curbside pickup or delivery, had hours restricted to between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The western areas of Prescott and Rus- sell had been hit the hardest in recent days. On Monday, Clarence-Rockland recorded 92 active cases, Russell had 52, and Alfred- 1MBOUBHFOFUIBE&MTFXIFSFJO1SFTDPUU Russell, Champlain had 18 active cases, while Casselman, Hawkesbury, and The /BUJPOSFDPSEFEFBDI&BTU)BXLFTCVSZ reported no active cases. &0)6.FEJDBM0GàDFSPG)FBMUI%S1BVM
Le médecin hygiéniste du Bureau de santé de l’est de l’Ontario (BSEO), le Dr Paul Roumeliotis, a demandé aux résidents de rester chez eux autant que possible, car les cas de COVID-19 et les taux de transmission continuent d’augmenter dans la région. — photo fournie
Outbreaks Fourteen institutional outbreaks were POHPJOH JO UIF &0)6 BSFB PO 'SJEBZ *O Prescott-Russell, cases at long term care and retirement homes had been limited to staff, with no residents testing positive at the current outbreaks in Villa St-Albert, 'PZFS4U7JBUFVS/VSTJOH)PNFJO-JNPHFT
Residence Prescott-Russell in Hawkesbury, and Russell Meadows Retirement Home. Meanwhile, elementary school students did not return to in-person learning this week as planned.Instead, they will return at the same time as secondary students on January 25, after the provincial government announced the change on Thursday.
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