Wednesday’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Southwestern Public Health shows the number of confirmed ongoing COVID-19 cases in Oxford-Elgin is now 24.
Four people from Elgin County have died from the coronavirus.
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A total of 1,940 people have been tested in Oxford-Elgin, including 608 pending test results.
As of Monday, April 27, 11 a.m., there are 17 confirmed ongoing cases in Oxford County (up three since last Wednesday), including two in Tillsonburg. Other ongoing cases are in Blanford-Blenheim (4), Woodstock (4), East Zorra-Tavistock (2), Zorra (2), Norwich (2) and South-West Oxford (1).
Elgin County reports 12 ongoing cases, down three from last Wednesday.
The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit reports 183 lab-confirmed cases (36 recovered) and 33 deaths.
Middlesex-London Health Unit reports two new cases Monday. The total number of cases in Middlesex-London is 374 (194 resolved), and there have been 32 deaths.
Across the province, there have been 242,188 people tested, which includes 222,331 negative tests and 14,856 cumulative confirmed cases of which 5,439 are ongoing cases as of April 27.
The Ontario government has released a three-stage plan for reopening the economy, called A Framework for Reopening our Province .
“Today, our experts are telling us that we’re in the peak. How long this peak lasts remains to be seen, but now, thanks to all of you – thanks to the heroic efforts of our frontline workers – we’re now in the position to start working towards reopening,” said Premier Doug Ford.
“This framework is a roadmap – it will guide our collective decision-making, it lays out the threshold we need to hit, the targets we need to work towards.
“Let me be crystal clear – as long as this virus remains a threat to Ontario, we will continue to take every precaution necessary,” Ford said. “I won’t set hard dates until we’re ready – because the virus travels at its own speed.”
– with files from Postmedia & Canadian Press