Local COVID-19 update

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The Leeds Grenville Lanark District Health Unit [LGLDHU] has provided daily updates on the spread and containment of COVID-19 in their area.

On Saturday, April 24, there had been 285 lab confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area, a rise of 17 since the previous Monday. Of these, 6 cases were in the United Counties East region [UCLG East], which consists of North Grenville, Merrickville-Wolford, Augusta, and Edwardsburgh-Cardinal. Four cases were listed as recovered. This is the lowest number of cases in the LGLHU region.

The largest number of cases were in Lanark East (33, 11 recovered) and Lanark West (44, 13 recovered).

Of the 285 confirmed cases last Saturday, there had been 39 deaths in the LGLHU region, an increase of 2 over the previous Monday. 36 of
those deaths were in long-term care facilities. The total number of cases consisted of 116 (40%) in the community and health care workers, and 169 (60%) in long-term care or retirement residences. This was an increase of 5 in community/health care workers, and 12 in care homes, but the statistics show that none of these were in the UCLG East area.

The care home deaths were in Smiths Falls, Perth, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mils facilities.

The median age of cases remains at 77% from previous reports, and 66% of these were female. 4% of patients were under 19-years of age, 13% were between 20 and 44 years, 18% between 45 and 64 years, and 65% were aged over 65.

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