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SWPH Confirms 31 New Cases of COVID-19 This Morning

For the second day in a row, the health unit has confirmed another COVID-19 related death. The deceased is a man in his 60's from Elgin County. 

OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health Unit confirmed another 31 new cases of COVID-19 this morning and 25 resolved cases. 

For the second day in a row, the health unit has confirmed another COVID-19 related death. The deceased is a man in his 60's from Elgin County. 

SWPH region currently has 167 active cases of COVID-19. New restrictions are expected to be announced later this week. The restrictions will most likely be centred around capacity limits. 

You can find a complete breakdown of the numbers, based on location here. 

Woodstock - 36

Tillsonburg - 27

Norwich Township - 5

South-West Oxford - 4

Blandford-Blenheim - 4 

Ingersoll - 2

Zorra - 2

East Zorra-Tavistock - 1 

Aylmer - 34

St. Thomas - 24

Bayham - 22

West Elgin - 2 

Southwold - 2 

Central Elgin - 1

Malahide - 1 

Thirteen people are currently being treated for the virus in hospital, including four people in the ICU. 

The Health Unit says 87 percent of eligible residents have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 84.1 percent have been fully vaccinated.

An outbreak has been declared at the Aylmer Retirement residence where 8 residents and 1 staff member have tested positive.  

You can find more information regarding case numbers and vaccination numbers in the Southwestern Public Health Region online here.

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