Southwestern Public Health confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 today and one recovery.
OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health confirmed 2 new cases of COVID-19 today and one recovery.
We currently have 13 active cases in the region and here is the breakdown of the locations according to Southwestern Public Health.
Woodstock - 2
Norwich - 1
East Zorra-Tavistock - 1
Ingersoll - 2
Tillsonburg - 4
St. Thomas - 1
West Elgin - 1
Aylmer - 1
To date we have had five institutional outbreaks at Long Term Care Homes. We currently have one active outbreak at the Caressant Care on Mary Bucke Nursing Home in St. Thomas after a staff member tested positive. 5 people from the region have died from the virus.
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.