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Fifth case of COVID-19 in London region confirmed

The Middlesex-London Health Unit has a fifth COVID-19 patient: a female in her 60s who has been placed under self-isolation.

The patient is a female in her 60s who is currently in self-isolation

There's not much known about the fifth case of COVID-19 in the London region, aside from the patient being a female in her 60s. (Alissa Eckert/MS;/Dan Higgins/MAM/CDC/Reuters)

There's now a fifth case of COVID-19 in the London region, according to new numbers released by the province on Wednesday.

The case is a woman in her 60s who had not recently travelled, and who has not had contact with another person being tested or found to be positive.

The Middlesex London Health Unit is currently investigating where the woman contracted the virus. 

She's currently in self-isolation, and her family and friends have been advised to do the same. 

In total, there are five COVID-19 cases in the region, four of which are considered active.

Meanwhile, Grey Bruce also has another case: a man in his 60s who is currently in self-isolation.

It's believed the man contracted the virus while travelling in India.

While the man is currently in hospital, it's expected he'll be discharged home on Thursday.

So far, the Grey Bruce Health Unit has had three cases of COVID-19, and they are all travel-related.

"In all the cases, people have followed appropriate processes," said Gary Sims, president and CEO of the Grey Bruce Health Services. 

"Staff have followed the highest levels of infection control so we're happy with that, and the patients seem to be doing well."

Chatham-Kent reported its first case of the virus, in a 52-year-old man, on Wednesday.

Brant County also reported that a woman who works at the Woodstock hospital has tested positive. 

Health officials there say the woman flew into Hamilton's John C. Munro Airport on March 8 after a trip to the Mayan Riviera.

The woman worked at the Woodstock hospital between March 9 and 11 before developing symptoms and going into self-isolation.

Officials note that the nature of the woman's job means she has "limited patient contact."

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