It has been two weeks since the health unit confirmed a new active case of COVID-19 in our region. We still have two active cases, both are from Elgin County and both are in the hospital.
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 cases are still 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.