LGL Health Unit Reports 7 New Cases Of COVID-19- Now 22 Active Cases
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported 7 new cases of COIVD-19 in its afternoon update today. There are now 22 active cases.
19 cases are in the community and 2 are in a healthcare workers. 1 is in a long term care or retirement home resident.
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One person remains hospitalized and on a ventilator.
An outbreak was declared at FoxRun Retirement Residence in Gananoque. A staff member has tested positive at the home. Another outbreak was declared at Sherwood Park Manor in Brockville. There is 1 case there as well.
There are no outbreaks in local schools, however, parents, guardians, staff and students at Carleton Place High School were notified of a positive test. The health unit is working closely with the school and all the individuals who have been identified as possible close contacts through high-risk exposures have been contacted. Another case was detected at Caldwell Street Public School in Carleton Place. And the Catholic District School Board is dealing with one case each at St. Mary’s High School in Brockville, St. Edward’s in Westport and Holy Name of Mary Separate School in Almonte.
The province also reported a positive case at the school board site in Brockville.
Find out more information by viewing the latest surveillance report by clicking here.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 507 cases of the virus, including 53 deaths in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 433 cases have recovered.
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
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– Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health