Covid-19 update for Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

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The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) publishes daily updates on the spread or otherwise of the Covid-19 virus in their region, and the data provided shows that Leeds, Grenville & Lanark is seeing the effects of the pandemic, though not at the levels experienced in many other parts of the country.

During the week of April 13 to 17, there was an increase of 41 in the number of confirmed cases in the area, from 206 to 247. Of these the number of deaths rose from 25 on April 13 to 32 by April 16. Of the deaths, 29 took place in long-term care facilities, and 3 in the com- munity, giving a death rate of 13%.

The confirmed cases were spread across the region of the LGLDHU, with 17 of 21 municipalities recording cases. Of these, 66% were female, and the median age was 77 years. The youngest case was of a 2 year-old, and the oldest patient was 104. 67% of confirmed cases were over 65 years of age. Only 8% of confirmed cases were hospitalised, and 11% of the reported cases were registered as recovered.

From the data supplied by the LGLDHU, it would seem that North Grenville has been least affected by the virus. The area comprising UCLG East, consisting of North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford, Edwardsburgh/Cardinal, and Augusta had a community case count of just 5 confirmed cases. This compares with case counts in the other four districts of 11, 18, 27 and 36.

Long-term care facilities in Perth, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls, and Mississippi Mills had reported confirmed cases, but no cases were reported in care facilities in UCLG East.

This data is accurate up to April 17. Updates on these statistics will be provided on our Facebook page through the week

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