Southwestern Public Health has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 in our region since August 25th.
OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health has not recorded a new case of COVID-19 in our region since August 25th.
We currently have two active cases and both are in Elgin County, however both cases are in the hospital and one is in the ICU>
Here is the complete breakdown of active cases right now according to Southwestern Public Health:
Aylmer - 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.