One new case of COVID-19 in Tillsonburg

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Southwestern Public Health announced one new case of COVID-19 in Tillsonburg Tuesday morning raising Tillsonburg’s total to three.

There are currently 27 ongoing COVID-19 cases in Oxford-Elgin, including 16 in Oxford County.

As of Tuesday, April 28, 11:30 a.m., Southwestern Public Health reports three cases in Tillsonburg, four in Woodstock, four in Blanford-Blenheim Township, two in Zorra Township, one in South-West Oxford Township, one in Norwich Township, and one in East Zorra-Tavistock Township.

Four people from Elgin County have died from the coronavirus. Elgin County reports 11 ongoing cases, with six of them in St. Thomas.

A total of 2,233 people have been tested in Oxford-Elgin, including 668 pending test results. Since early March, there have been 59 cumulative cases in Oxford-Elgin and 28 have been resolved (no longer infectious).

Beattie Manor Retirement Residence, Wardsville (near West Lorne), has had one resident with coronavirus, and Caressant Care Bonnie Nursing and Retirement Home, St. Thomas, had one staff member test positive for COVID-19.


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Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit reports 188 lab-confirmed cases (36 recovered) and 30 deaths. An internal coding error was noted by H-N Health Unit and a new number (30) was posted April 27 at 4 p.m. Earlier, Haldimand-Norfolk had reported 33 deaths.

There have been 1,061 negative coronavirus tests in Haldimand-Norfolk compared to 1,506 negative tests in Oxford-Elgin.

Middlesex-London Health Unit reports 10 new cases today (Tuesday). The total number of cases in Middlesex-London is 384 (201 resolved), and there have been 32 deaths.

Across the province, there have been 253,040 people tested, which includes 231,377 negative tests and 15,381 cumulative confirmed cases of which 5,466 are ongoing cases as of April 28.

Six out of every 10 confirmed COVID-19 cases has been in the Greater Toronto Area.

The Ontario government confirmed Tuesday that more than 700 long-term care residents have died during the COVID-19 pandemic, while reporting six more nursing homes have been affected (with one or more positive test).

In Ontario there have been 951 COVID-19 deaths, an increase of 59 from Monday. There were 525 new COVID-19 cases announced today in the province.

Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, said a one-day blip is not as important as the overall trend. It’s not yet known how many of the 525 new cases are ‘community’ spread versus ‘long-term care’ infections, Williams said.

“Who’s getting infected, what’s the demographics of this group still getting infected, what’s the locations, what’s the case contact information?” Williams said. “That’s what I would like to know.”

Ontario has two streams of data on coronavirus – from local public health units and from long-term care facilities – and the numbers released publicly can come from different points in time.

– with files from Antonella Artuso