Three new local virus cases with 11 now recovering

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Three more local cases of COVID-19 were added Tuesday to statistics kept by the Brant County Health Unit.

That brings the cumulative total of cases in Brantford and Brant since the pandemic began to 199.

And, according to data produced by Public Health Ontario, the last seven local cases involve those younger than 40.

The area has 11 people with known active cases of the virus, with all isolating at home.,

As well, Ohsweken Public Health announced a new case on Six Nations of the Grand River on Monday, bringing the total there to 21.

Over the weekend, single cases were documented at Assumption College in Brantford and nearby St. Gabriel elementary school,  each involving females under 20.

Still in effect are outbreaks declared on Sept. 24 at Charlotte Villa Retirement Home in Brantford and Sept. 25 at Cobblestone elementary school in Paris.

Outbreaks are called when one person in a long-term care facility or two people in a school, under certain conditions, test positive for the virus.


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Of the 199 local cases, 155 were within Brantford and 44 in Brant, meaning the city has an incidence rate of 159 cases per 100,000 and the county has a rate of 120.

Six Nations is counted separately, but added to the county’s statistics by the province.

In nearby Haldimand-Norfolk, one new case was recorded on Sunday, leaving four people recovering at home.

Ontario recorded its ninth day of 500+ cases with Tuesday’s daily total of 548. The province also added another seven daily deaths to its tally.

The local assessment centre, at the Brantford civic centre auditorium, expanded its hours and capacity last week and is performing an average of 500 tests a day.


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