One Active COVID-19 Case Remains in the Area

There remains just one active case of COVID-19 in Brantford and Brant. The Brant County Health Unit recorded no new cases of the virus Thursday,
leaving the total number of positive test results at 124 with 119 recoveries and four deaths.

The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit also reported no new cases of COVID-19 Thursday. There have been 444 confirmed cases, including 395 recoveries and 32 deaths.

Ontario reported 170 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the highest number of cases since late June, as detection efforts in the migrant farm worker population of Windsor-Essex continue to locate dozens of infections.

Health Minister Christine Elliott says of the 170 new cases, 86 were from Windsor-Essex, which has become the focus of a major effort to isolate and treat migrant farm workers who become infected due to the close quarters of their work and accommodations.

Altogether, Ontario now has confirmed 36,348 infections since the outbreak began, with 31,977 recoveries, 2,703 deaths, and 1,668 remaining active cases.