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Southwestern Public Health Confirms 11 New Cases of COVID-19 This Morning

We currently have 66 active cases in the region, with most of them in Woodstock, Norwich and Aylmer.

OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health confirmed 11 new cases of the virus this morning and another 8 recoveries. 

This means we currently have 66 active cases in the region with most of them in Norwich, Aylmer and Woodstock. 

Here is the breakdown of the locations according to Southwestern Public Health:

Woodstock - 22

Norwich - 17

Tillsonburg - 5

Ingersoll - 2

Blandford-Blenheim - 1

East Zorra-Tavistock -1

Zorra Township - 1

Aylmer - 11

St. Thomas - 5

Bayham - 1 

To date we have had 9 institutional outbreaks at Long Term Care Homes. The health unit is reporting two active outbreaks at the Bethany Long Term Care Home in Norwich and the Arches Transitional Bed Program. In both cases the outbreak was declared after a staff member 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. 18% of people who have tested positive in our region were asymptomatic. 

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

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