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Active COVID-19 case count in LGL climbs to 39 as Health Unit reports 4 new cases

by | Dec 8, 2020 | Local News | 1 comment

The Health Unit reported another four new cases of COVID-19 in its afternoon report.

There are now 39 active cases in the area, an increase of three from yesterday. Two are in healthcare workers and the other 37 are in the community.

There are four in Lanark East, and nine in Lanark West. In Leeds-Grenville there are now 11 in the east region, five in the central, and nine in the west.

You can see the Health Unit’s coverage map here

Currently, there are no residents in hospital due to COVID-19.

The FoxRun Retirement home in Gananoque is the only long-term care home in outbreak.

Find out more information by viewing the latest surveillance report by clicking here.

As for schools, only St. Edward in Westport is in outbreak where the province reports 7 cases.

The province is also reporting cases at Rideau Vista public School, also in Westport, St. Francis de Sales in Smiths Falls, Carleton Place High School, Caldwell Street Elementary School also in Carleton Place, Holy Name of Mary in Almonte, and St. Mary’s High School in Brockville. The Upper Canada Board also has case at its board site in Brockville. 

Click here for the provincial listing of outbreaks in schools in the province. 

Click here for the Leeds, Grenville, and Lanark District Health Unit’s Outbreak Surveillance page.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been a total of 534 cases of the virus, including 53 deaths in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark. 442 cases have recovered.

Testing is now available to all. Click here to find out how you can get tested for COVID-19.

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.

Our offices and service sites are closed to the walk-in public – Check here for a listing of our essential services.

If you are concerned you might have COVID-19 find out where to get tested.

– Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health

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1 Comment

  1. Helen J Gamble

    we need to beware of becoming complacent. We need to hunker in for the winter, keep our bubble small and our activites few.

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