The Health Unit also confirmed that 3 patients at the Bethany Long Term Care Home in Norwich have tested positive for COVID-19.
OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health confirmed 11 new cases of the virus this morning and 9 recoveries.
This means we currently have 62 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 - 12
Ingersoll - 5
Tillsonburg - 3
Blandford-Blenheim - 1
Zorra Township - 1
Aylmer - 10
St. Thomas - 5
Central Elgin - 2
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. 3 residents at the Bethany Long Term Care home have tested positive for the virus and 1 staff member. So far, only 1 staff member has tested positve at Arches Transitional Bed Program. We currently have 3 people in the hospital with COVID-19 in our region and none of those cases are in the ICU.
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.