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Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Covid-19 Update – April 29, 2020- 304 Cases & 40 Deaths

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark Covid-19 Update – April 29, 2020- 304 Cases & 40 Deaths

Brockville – The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is reporting a total of 304 confirmed COVID-19 cases (thats up by 4 since Tuesday) and 40 deaths on Wednesday, April 29th.

Cases are reported from data collected at 4:00pm yesterday.*

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has had the highest per capita number of people with lab confirmed COVID-19 compared to other Health Unit regions in Ontario. The reason for this is the high proportion (about 60%) of individuals in our region who have tested positive for COVID-19 and who live in long-term care or retirement homes. We have been testing many people in homes with an outbreak to better manage the outbreak.

Latest COVID-19 Surveillance Report:

https://healthunit.org/wp-content/uploads/Weekly_LGLDHU_COVID-19_Surveillance_Report_April_28_2020.pdf

Lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases by aggregated geographic region**:

https://healthunit.org/wp-content/uploads/COVID-19_Case_Counts_by_Region_LGLDHU_April_28_2020.pdf

This map outlines lab-confirmed community-based COVID-19 cases aggregated by sub-regional geography for Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit municipalities. These case counts include health care workers and persons not residing in a retirement/long-term care facility. However, those facilities that are currently in a COVID-19 related outbreak are highlighted on the map.

*To align with the Ministry of Health’s reporting system, our daily summary must be based on the data that is in the province’s disease reporting system called iPHIS (integrated Public Health Information System) as of 4:00pm the previous day. This ensures alignment of the data we report with the data the province reports.

**When presenting statistics for a specific area it is critical that individual identity is preserved. So we have decided to follow accepted statistical practice and not report numbers for municipalities that have less than 5 people who have tested positive for COVID-19. To provide some data by place of residence, Lanark, Leeds and Grenville has been grouped into sub-regions to describe the distribution of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in our region.

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