Two new COVID-19 cases in H-N

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Two new cases of COVID-19 and one new recovery were reported by the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit on Thursday morning, making the local number of active cases at 37 between the two counties.

Since the pandemic began there have been 603 positive cases of COVID-19 in Haldimand and Norfolk. Of the positive cases, 529 people have recovered.

There have been 39 new cases reported in the last two weeks.

So far, 32 people in H-N have died from the virus and another five people, who tested positive for the virus, died of other issues.

The spread of the cases in Haldimand is reflected this way: Hagersville 109; Dunnville 46 (up two); Caledonia 33; Cayuga 15; Selkirk 11; Jarvis 9; and Fisherville 6.

In Norfolk: Vittoria 205; Simcoe 82 (up one); Courtland 27; Langton 15; Port Dover 13 (up one); Delhi 12; Port Rowan 7; and Waterford 7.

On Wednesday, two cases were not updated with a geographical location. The added numbers today reflect them being updated by the health unit.

The six cases not reported in a specific town are in communities with less than five cases. These are not being reported due to privacy concerns, said the health unit.

In Haldimand-Norfolk, 67 per cent of pandemic cases have been linked to an outbreak.

Of the positive cases, 61 per cent are male, and 39 per cent are female.

Since testing began, 6,131 results in the area have been negative.

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