As of Thursday, June 25, there are no active COVID-19 cases in Tillsonburg.
Southwestern Ontario Public Health’s daily report shows the one case in Tillsonburg earlier this week has been safely resolved – there are now only two active case in the Oxford-Elgin region, both in Elgin County (Dutton/Dunwich and Malahide Townships).
Testing continues at the Tillsonburg COVID-19 Assessment Centre. Since last Friday, there were 181 tests at the 17 Bear Street testing facility.
In total, since the first positive tests March 23 (Elgin) and March 25 (Oxford) were recorded by Southwestern Public Health, there have been 83 cumulative cases in Oxford-Elgin. Seventy-seven of those have been safely resolved (no longer infectious), including the eight staff members at Secord Trails in Ingersoll, Oxford-Elgin’s most recent institutional outbreak. There have been no critical care patients in Oxford-Elgin since May 6.
A total of 8,599 people have been tested in Oxford-Elgin, including 483 pending test results.
Four people in Elgin County have died from the coronavirus. There have been no Covid-19 deaths in Oxford County.
It’s a different story for Tillsonburg’s nearest neighbour, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit region, which on Thursday reported 230 active cases in Haldimand and Norfolk Counties. Since March, the H-N region has had 446 lab-confirmed cumulative cases, including 184 that have recovered and 32 deaths in the region.
Geographical breakdowns (by municipality) were last posted June 3 by the H-N region.
As of Thursday, Middlesex-London has 64 active COVID-19 cases, with one new case added today. In total, the Middlesex-London region has had 612 cases of coronavirus – 491 have recovered, and there have been 57 deaths.
The Tillsonburg Assessment Centre is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To book an appointment for COVID-19 testing call 1-855-905-6148. Visitors to the assessment centre are required to wear a face mask. If you do not have a mask (cloth or disposable) when you arrive at the assessment centre, a mask will be provided.
Booking a testing appointment in the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit region can be made by calling the COVID-19 line at 519-426-6170 ext. 9999 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Callers are asked to indicate if they have symptoms including fever of 37.8 C or greater, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, difficulty swallowing, and loss of taste or smell. Symptoms may also include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, runny nose or nasal congestion. A member of the health unit team will return calls within two days to speak to individuals about scheduling an appointment.
Ontario has tested 1,263,534 people for COVID-19 so far, of which 1,204,722 were negative. As of Thursday there are 2,036 active ongoing cases in the province (11 per cent of those are in Haldimand-Norfolk). In Ontario there have been 2,641 COVID-19 deaths as of June 25.