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2 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, 10 active cases

by | Sep 24, 2020 | Local News | 2 comments

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark Health Unit reported 2 new cases in its daily COVID-19 Update.

There have now been a total of 376 cases of COVID-19 including 52 deaths in their jurisdiction since the pandemic was declared back in March.

314 of the cases have recovered, and there are now 10  active cases in their territory. There are two cases each in Lanark West, Lanark East and Leeds Grenville West and 4 active cases in Leeds Grenville East. All 10 are community based cases, meaning there are none in health care workers or in long-term care homes.

The Ministry of Health reported 1 confirmed case in a staff member at Holy Cross Elementary School in Kemptville, but there are still no outbreaks of the virus in any schools or child-care facilities in the health unit’s territory. 

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Local health units announced a regional approach to mandatory masks effective July 7, 2020. In Leeds, Grenville and Lanark, this Instruction will require businesses to adopt a policy to ensure facial coverings/masks are worn inside enclosed public spaces. This is an added measure to the existing public health measures in place, to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The health unit asks that you please read their recent media release on the topic for a better understanding. Save & Exit

The Health Unit’s website is packed with tips and information about the COVID-19 pandemic response; this can sometimes make it difficult to find things quickly. Please scroll down and review the sections. If you have trouble finding something or want to see something added, please call 1-800-660-5853 x2275.

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– Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health

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  1. Judy

    I am a senior who lives in Perth near Stewart St school. Since school is back in I see a lot of young people who walk along Wilson St with no mask who walk 2-3 a breast. They do not move even try to move over or walk single file when meeting others they are passing. Why is it me the senior who moves over, wears a mask while young people seem to not get the message. Keep 6ft away and wear a mask while passing???

    • Rettle

      I also am a senior who lives in Perth & I see the exact same thing with the kids…In fact I see it with older people too…I passed 10 kids the other day & not one of them had a mask on & I was the one who had to go out on the road to keep away from them…


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