A new COVID-19 case in the Brockville area; the total is 274

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The number of COVID-19 deaths and overall cases in the region increased again earlier this week, albeit at a slower rate, with a new case in the Brockville area.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit reported on Tuesday 38 deaths from coronavirus disease in the three counties, out of a total of 274 cases, compared to 37 deaths and 268 cases compared to the previous count.

Five of the six new cases were in a long-term or elderly care facility, while one was in the community – specifically in the region, including Brockville.

However, in cases in the community or among health workers, Lanark County had double the number of people with COVID-19 reported in Leeds and Grenville.

The figures, released late Tuesday afternoon by the health unit, are based on data collected at 4 p.m. Monday.

The increase was not as strong as the previous day’s leap and left the overall statistical profile of fatal disease in the community essentially unchanged.

The latest death was reported in a long-term care facility, leaving the three county area mourning the deaths of 35 long-term care residents and three people in the community.

The percentage of cases in institutions for the aged compared to the community as a whole remained a distribution of 59 to 41, the last count showing 162 cases in long-term care or retirement homes, compared to 112 in the community or among health workers, a category that the health unit combines into one.

Health unit officials report five COVID-19 outbreaks in long-term care facilities in the region.

The case fatality rate in the three county area remained at 14%, while 13% of the tests returned positive, compared to 15, now based on 2,054 tests carried out to date.

Health unit officials said that 15% of residents who received COVID-19 have recovered.

Eight percent of the cases required hospitalization, while 22 percent of these cases required ventilation.

The latest data continues to show that 66% of patients are female and that the median age of patients has remained at 77, the youngest being two and the oldest 104.

COVID-19 is found in 17 of the 21 municipalities in the region of the three counties, the county of Lanark still bearing the brunt of the assault of the disease.

A map of health units listing the number of cases in the community and health workers by aggregated area shows a single new case. The central Leeds and Grenville area, which includes Brockville, Elizabethtown-Kitley, the Township of Athens and Front of Yonge, now has 19 cases, one more than the previous count.

The last map shows the number of cases in the community or health workers in west Leeds County remaining at 11 and Grenville at six, for a total of 36 in the southern part of the three county area.

The number of Lanark is unchanged at 72, double the total for Leeds and Grenville.

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark health zone continues to suffer from the highest saturation rate of COVID-19, abe one of 34 public health authorities in Ontario.

The local health unit had 159.4 cases per 100,000 population, based on a slightly higher number of 276 cases in total due to subsequent data entry. The infection rate per 100,000 population was 78.9 in Ontario and 68.5 in eastern Ontario.

For comparison, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit, which extends east of this region to the Quebec border, had a penetration rate of 33.5 cases per 100,000 people, while Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health had 26.3 per 100,000 and the Ottawa rate was 82.4. .

As this region is left with more cases than other parts of the province or even the region, local businesses have continued to join the fight against COVID-19.

Earlier Tuesday, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Steve Clark said Greenfield Global’s Johnstown plant has received approval from Health Canada to supply its new technical grade alcohol to Canadian businesses manufacturing hand sanitizers, a first in Canada.

“I am so pleased that Health Canada has given the green light to Greenfield Global. According to Statistics Canada, the demand for hand sanitizer has increased by more than 700% year over year, “said Clark in a statement.

“The fact that this is the first such approval in Canada is an indication of the quality of the products their dedicated employees make here in our riding,” said Mr. Clark, adding that alcohol and resulting disinfectants are “urgently required by our health heroes.” and everyone on the front line in the fight against the virus. “

In a personal statement, Greenfield President and CEO Howard Field hailed the MPP for “take the lead to get a firm Ontario government approval “for the approval.

The Brockville Memorial Center continues to house a COVID-19 assessment center which now hosts walk-in visits. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., seven days a week.

Those who cannot get to the center are invited to call the health unit at 1-613-345-5685 or 1-800-660-5853 to discuss transportation needs.

The health unit advises people to complete the COVID-19 assessment tool online before going to the Brockville assessment center.

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