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Southwestern Public Confirms 2 New Cases of COVID-19 Today

Public Health confirmed 2 new cases of the virus in St. Thomas this morning and 2 more recoveries in Woodstock.

OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health confirmed two new cases of COVID-19 today in St. Thomas. 

They also confirmed two more recoveries in  Woodstock, meaning we still have 6 active cases of the virus in the region. 

Here is the breakdown of numbers according to Southwestern Public Health:

Woodstock - 1

St. Thomas - 5

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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