There were no new COVID-19 cases as of Monday, but Ingersoll's Secord Trails Care Community long-term care has eight ongoing positive cases that are limited to employees.
There were no new COVID-19 cases as of Monday, but Ingersoll’s Secord Trails Care Community long-term care has eight ongoing positive cases that are limited to employees.
The ongoing ongoing cases at the Ingersoll facility was confirmed by subsequent testing after a worker was found positive May 18. Sienna Senior Living, who own the long-term care home in Ingersoll, and Southwestern public health confirmed the eight positive test Monday afternoon.
The long-term care home is working with the health unit to continue testing for any possible spread of the virus while the seven employees are now self-isolating.
The positive tests mark the first long-term care outbreak in Oxford County since the beginning of the pandemic.
There had been no new COVID-19 cases in the Southwestern public health’s region Saturday and an additional positive case Sunday in Woodstock.
The area health unit that covers St. Thomas, Elgin and Oxford counties has 11 ongoing cases. There have already been 57 cases resolved in the health unit’s region.
Ten of the confirmed ongoing cases are in Oxford County, with four in Ingersoll, three in Woodstock, two in Tillsonburg and one in East Zorra-Tavistock. In Elgin County, there is one confirmed ongoing cases in Malahide.
Moffatt and Powell RONA in Tillsonburg announced Thursday afternoon a store associate had tested positive for COVID-19. The store was notified Wednesday and the employee’s previous shift was Tuesday.
In a Facebook post, store officials said they’re “proceeding with an extensive cleaning and disinfecting of the premises.”
Anyone who visited the store between May 15 and May 19 should monitor themselves for symptoms until June 2 and call Telehealth Ontario if more information is needed.
According to new data from the health unit, which comes from the bed census summary from the province’s health ministry, the last hospitalization in Oxford or Elgin due to COVID-19 was April 28.
In the Southwestern public health region, there are no ongoing cases in any of the area’s four hospitals, according to critical care information from the Ministry of Health. The last case in the intensive care unit was May 3 from information provided by the health unit.
The health unit has completed 4,034 tests, with 3,772 negative results and a further 190 pending.
A total of 1.9 per cent of tests done are returning positive, according to data from Southwestern public health.