Southwestern Public Health has reported the first new case of COVID-19 in the region since August 25th.
OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health has reported the first new case of COVID-19 in the region since August 25th.
They also confirmed a new recovery, meaning we still have two active cases. The new case is in Woodstock and the recovery was in Aylmer.
Here is the complete breakdown of active cases right now according to Southwestern Public Health:
Woodstock - 1
Bayham - 1
To date we have had four institutional outbreaks at Long Term Care Homes. All four are listed as resolved. 5 people from the region have died from the virus and right now we have two people 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. 17% of people who have tested positive in our region were asymptomatic. Right now we have 2 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with the virus and both are in the ICU.