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No New Cases of COVID-19 Today in Southwestern Public Health Region

For the eighth day in a row, Southwestern Public Health is reporting no new cases of COVID-19.

OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - For the eighth day in a row, Southwestern Public Health is reporting no new cases of COVID-19.

They also confirmed two new recoveries this morning, meaning we only have 5 active cases of the virus in the region. We currently have 1 active case in Oxford County. 

Here is the complete breakdown of active cases right now according to Southwestern Public Health:

Aylmer - 3

Bayham - 1 

Woodstock - 1

With the active cases, 2 were caused by close contact, 1 from getting it at the workplace, 1 was from travel and 1 is still unknown.

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 still have 2 COVID-19 patients in the hospital with the virus and both are in the ICU.

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

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