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SWPH Confirms 71 New Cases of COVID-19 Over the Weekend

SWPH also confirmed the 96th COVID-19 related death from our region over the weekend. 12 people are being treated with the virus at local hospitals, including 5 in the ICU.

OXFORD/ST.THOMAS/ELGIN - Southwestern Public Health Unit confirmed 71 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend and 65 resolved cases. 

SWPH also confirmed the 96th COVID-19 related death in our region. The deceased is a man in his 80's from Elgin County. 

Local Medical Officer of Health Dr. Joyce Lock is expected to announce new COVID-19 restrictions for the region this week. The restrictions will include enhanced capacity limits.   

This brings our total number of ongoing cases to 162. You can find a complete breakdown of the numbers, based on location here. 

Woodstock - 35

Tillsonburg - 23

Norwich Township - 6

South-West Oxford - 2

Ingersoll - 2

Zorra - 2

Blandford-Blenheim - 1 

Aylmer - 34

St. Thomas - 31

Bayham - 19

Southwold - 3

West Elgin - 2 

Malahide - 1

Central Elgin - 1 

Twelve people are currently being treated for the virus in local hospitals, including five people in the ICU. 

The Health Unit says 87.2 percent of eligible residents have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 84.6 percent have been fully vaccinated.

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

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