Regional COVID-19 update

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Wednesday’s Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update from Southwestern Public Health shows the number of confirmed active COVID-19 cases in Oxford-Elgin has dropped from 19 to 13 since Monday.


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In Tillsonburg, the number of active cases is now three (down one).

As of Wednesday, May 6, 11 a.m., there are eight active cases in Oxford County – three in Tillsonburg, and one in Woodstock, Blanford-Blenheim, Norwich, South-West Oxford and Zorra.

Elgin County has five ongoing cases (three in St. Thomas).

Four people in Elgin County have died from the coronavirus. There have been no reported Covid-19 in Oxford County.

A total of 2,834 people have been tested in Oxford-Elgin, including 234 pending test results.

In total, since the first positive tests March 23 (Elgin) and March 25 (Oxford), there have been 60 cumulative cases in Oxford-Elgin, which includes 43 that are no longer infectious.

The Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit reported 196 lab-confirmed cumulative cases (56 have recovered) and 30 deaths.

Middlesex-London Health Unit reported seven new cases today. The total number of cases in Middlesex-London is 431 (274 resolved), and there have been 42 deaths.

Across the province, there have been 365,675 people tested, which includes nearly 120,000 people tested in the last nine days. There are currently 4,118 confirmed cases in the province (down approximately 1,350 in the same time span).


The province-wide closure of non-essential businesses has been extended another two weeks to May 19, however a new list of businesses that can open has been announced.

The prohibition of public gatherings of more than five people, the closure of bars and restaurants (except for take-out and delivery), libraries, theatres and concert venues, outdoor playgrounds, and child care centres continues.

Publicly funded schools will be closed until at least May 31.

– with files from Postmedia

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