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Southwestern Public Health Confirms 1 New case of the Virus Today

We have 1 new case of COVID-19 confirmed by the Health Unit today and 2 recoveries. We currently have 11 active cases in Oxford County.

OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health is reporting 1 new case of the virus this morning and 2 recoveries. 

This means we still 1 active cases in the region, including 11 in Oxford County. Here is the breakdown of the locations according to Southwestern Public Health:

Woodstock - 9

Ingersoll - 1

Blandford-Blenheim - 1 

Aylmer - 4

To date we have had 8 institutional outbreaks at Long Term Care Homes. Over the weekend the Health Unit declared a second outbreak at the Secord Trails Long Term Care home in Ingersoll. They currently have 1 staff member who has tested positive. There is also an active outbreak at the Chartwell Gardens in Aylmer where again, one staff member has tested positive. In both cases, no residents have tested positive, only staff members. 5 people from the region have died from the virus. We also have our first case of COVID-19 at a home day care in Woodstock where one staff member and one child have tested positive. 

The number one symptom that has led to a positive test in the region is a cough, followed by a fever. Other symptoms that have resulted in positive tests include fatigue, headache, sore throat, shortness of breath and nasal congestion just to name a few. 17% of people who have tested positive in our region were asymptomatic. We currently do not have any COVID-19 patients in the hospital. 

You can check out the new database from Southwestern Public Health online here. 

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