For the fifth day in a row Southwestern Public Health is not reporting any new cases of COVID-19. We currently have 9 active cases after the health unit also confirmed another recovery.
OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - For the fifth day in a row Southwestern Public Health is not reporting any new cases of COVID-19.
They also confirmed a new recovery, meaning we only have 9 active cases in the region.
Here is the breakdown of numbers according to Southwestern Public Health:
Woodstock - 8
Central Elgin -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. We currently have 1 COVID-19 patient in the hospital.
You can check out the new database from Southwestern Public Health online here.