The Brockville area reported no people with COVID-19 on Tuesday as virus cases in the local health unit continued to drop.
Overnight in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, there was one new case of COVID but seven people recovered, resulting in 53 active cases in all.
The zero cases in the Brockville district marks the first time the area, which includes Elizabethtown-Kitley, Front of Yonge and Athens, has been virus-free since the end of February.
Two-thirds of the health unit’s COVID cases were in its eastern districts. Eastern Lanark had 19 active cases while Grenville reported 17, and both districts had a decline in active cases.
On the western side, Western Leeds reported six active cases while Western Lanark had 10. There was one resident with an unknown address.
Hospitals were reporting a low number of local patients with COVID, too. There was one resident who was a patient in hospital, but who didn’t require intensive care or a respirator, according to the health unit. The hospital numbers don’t count COVID patients transferred from elsewhere.
As of last week, 45,741 people in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark had received at least one dose of vaccine, not including those who received their AstraZeneca jab at a pharmacy.
During the week, 6,662 people got their first shot and 93 others received their second vaccine, the health unit said.
Across the province, there were 2,791 new cases on Tuesday and 25 more deaths. The case count was the lowest daily increase since early April.
Ottawa was part of the downward trend, reporting 112 new cases, compared with 130 on Monday.
The Eastern Ontario Health Unit saw a small uptick in active cases. It had 227 people with COVID, six more than the previous day.
The two townships that border on our counties had a total of 15 active cases, all of them in North Dundas. South Dundas was COVID-19-free.
The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health area has seen a spike in active cases. On Tuesday, it reported 109, which was 13 more than on Monday.