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68 New Cases & 1,526 Active Cases in Today’s LGL Health Unit COVID-19 Case Update – Wednesday, January 5, 2022

On December 31, 2021 testing for COVID-19 was limited to the most vulnerable individuals and individuals associated with high-risk exposure settings. This means that confirmed cases will significantly underestimate the true number of people currently infected with COVID-19 in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit region. From this point forward, information from the daily COVID-19 Surveillance Dashboard should not be compared to dates before these testing criteria changes.

Leeds, Grenville & Lanark – The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit is reporting 68 new cases, 36 added in the last 24 hours and 32 added to previous days.

There are 1,526 active cases and 21 new recoveries. Cases are reported from data collected at 4:00 pm each day.

There are currently 11 outbreaks with 52 cases in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark.

There are 2 workplace outbreaks with 2 cases.

There are 2 Childcare Facility outbreaks with 6 cases.

There are 4 Congregate Care Facilities outbreaks with 7 cases.

There is 1 Sports & Rec. Facilities & Teams outbreaks with 2 cases.

There is 1 Correctional Facility outbreak with 33 cases

There is 1 ‘Other’ outbreak with 2 cases

There are currently 6 outbreaks at schools:

UCDSB:
North Grenville District High School – Outbreak Declared on December 22, 2021
Thousand Islands Elementary School – Outbreak Declared on December 23, 2021
Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute – Outbreak Declared on December 28, 2021

CDSBEO:
St. Michael Catholic High School – Outbreak Declared on December 23, 2021
St. John Catholic High School – Outbreak Declared on December 26, 2021
Holy Cross Catholic School – Outbreak Declared on December 26, 2021

There are 14 active cases in the hospital. 5 in the ICU and 3 on a ventilator. (*LGL residents only)

There are 0 new deaths and the total number of deaths to date is 65

There are 21 new recoveries, the total recovered to date is 2,728.

Active* community cases at 1,526, of those:

Lanark East – 291
Lanark West – 277
LG Central – 279
LG East – 368
LG West – 271
Out of Region/Unknow – 38

The total to date of cases at 4,319.

*Active Cases can be recovering at home or admitted to a hospital depending on their systems severity. If a case is hospitalized they can be admitted to the ICU and ventilated. Therefore, cases reported as being hospitalized may also appear as being in the ICU or ventilated at the same time.

The report is posted on the Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit site Monday to Friday around 10:00 a.m. except for statutory holidays.

Source – Leeds, Grenville & Lanark District Health Unit.

For more detailed information: https://healthunit.org/health-information/covid-19/local-cases-and-statistics/dashboard/