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Southwestern Public Confirms 1 New Case of COVID-19 Today

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. 

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

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