Southwestern Public Health confirmed one new case of the virus today in St. Thomas and a recovery in Woodstock, meaning we still only have 6 active cases in the region.
OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health confirmed one new case of COVID-19 today in St. Thomas.
They also confirmed another recovery in Woodstock, meaning we still have 6 active cases of the virus in the region.
We currently have 6 active cases of the virus in the region and here is the breakdown of numbers according to Southwestern Public Health:
Woodstock - 3
St. Thomas - 3
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.
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 do not have any COVID-19 patients in the hospital.