New case confirmed in Deep River area


After a month of zeroes, Renfrew County and District has recorded three new cases of COVID-19, including one in the Deep River area.

The Renfrew County and District Health Unit had previously reported two new cases over the weekend, both in the Petawawa area.

All three new patients are currently at home in self-isolation.

Figures released by the Renfrew County and District Health Unit Tuesday showed the county has reached a total of 30 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in mid-March.

Two of the cases were among residents of local long-term care homes, while 13 were health care workers, including 10 who were employed outside the county.

There are now 15 cases considered to be cases of community transmission.

The town of Renfrew has recorded 10 of the county’s confirmed cases, with Arnprior close behind at eight.

Petawawa now has five cases, while Pembroke has had four.

Deep River now has two confirmed cases, while Barry’s Bay has remained at one.

More than 17,780 area residents have been tested, including community clinics, long-term care homes, retirement homes and “congregate living” settings.

The health unit says it has responded to more than 9,890 inquiries about COVID-19 from residents and community partners since March 18.

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