UPDATED March 31
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark health unit reported 29 cases of COVID-19 as of Tuesday 31st March, up by nine cases from Monday, including two from an outbreak at a long-term care facility in Perth.
The new cases include one person who is hospitalized, three health-care workers and five people isolating at home.
UPDATED March 30
Total of 20 cases in Leeds, Grenville and Lanark
5 new cases from yesterday.
1 – Health Care Worker (part of the Long-Term Care outbreak in Almonte Country Haven)
1 – Hospitalized
3 – Isolating at home
Lab confirmed cases are rising. More people have been returning from the United States and are testing positive. The Assessment Centres are increasing access to both assessment and testing, and hospital labs in Ottawa and Kingston are now able to process the tests of people in our area with results back in one to two days.
UPDATED March 29
The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has received confirmation of 15 cases of COVID-19 as of March 29 at noon – 3 long-term care residents, 1 long-term care staff member, 8 isolating at home and 3 in hospital.
This increase in cases is not surprising for several reasons.
- The risk is higher in the United States now and more people returning are testing positive.
- The Assessment Centres are increasing access to both assessment and testing, and hospital labs in Ottawa and Kingston are now able to process the tests of people in our area with results back in one to two days.
The Health Unit is overseeing the management by Almonte Country Haven of a COVID-19 outbreak in the long-term care home – 3 residents and 1 staff member have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection control measures have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit. All staff have been instructed to wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times and to self-monitor for symptoms, and to self-isolate at home when not working.
from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit website