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SWPH Confirms 36 New Cases of COVID-19 This Morning

The Health Unit also recorded two more COVID-19 related deaths yesterday, a woman in her 50's and a man in his 60's.

OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health Unit confirmed 36 new cases of COVID-19 this morning and 33 resolved cases. 

The Health Unit also confirmed two more COVID-19 related deaths. The deceased include a man in his 60's and a woman in her 50's, both from Elgin County. This is the 5th COVID-19 related death in the past week alone. In total, 103 COVID-19 deaths have been recorded by SWPH.

This brings our total number of ongoing cases to 203. You can find a complete breakdown of the numbers, based on location here. 

Woodstock - 38

Tillsonburg - 37

Norwich Township - 12

Ingersoll - 8

Blandford-Blenheim - 5

East-Zorra Tavistock - 2

South-West Oxford - 2

Zorra - 1

St. Thomas - 56

Aylmer - 27

Bayham - 6

Malahide - 5

Central Elgin - 3

Dutton/Dunwich - 1

12 people are currently being treated for the virus in hospital, including 5 people in the ICU. 

The Health Unit says 85.1 percent of residents 12+ have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 82.8 percent have been fully vaccinated. The Health Unit is also dealing with an outbreak at Caressant Care Bonnie Place in St. Thomas where 5 residents and 6 staff members have tested positive for the virus.  

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

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