COVID-19 claims another life in Midwestern Ontario

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The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Midwestern Ontario, where one patient who tested positive for the virus passed away in the past 24 hours.

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health reported 14 new cases in Wellington County Tuesday, for a total of 66 active cases. There was one additional death in Wellington County, where four people have now succumbed to the virus.

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Royal Terrace Long Term Care Home in Palmerston.  Outbreaks also continue at Birmingham Retirement Community in Mount Forest, and Caressant Care Long Term Care Home in Arthur.

Meantime, Huron Perth Public Health reported five new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday, four in Perth East , and one in Stratford at Cedarcroft Retirement home. Four people needed hospitalization, two community members and two residents of Cedarcroft. There are a total of 39 active cases.

The Grey Bruce Public Health Unit reported one new case in Kincardine, and two in Southgate Tuesday. There are 47 active cases, with one person in hospital. Three other cases are pending confirmation. And there are four active probable cases.

There are no school or daycare outbreaks being reported in Midwestern Ontario.