Two dead in Brantford-Brant from COVID-19

BRANTFORD — Two people have died after complications from COVID-19. A male and female, both in their 80s, are the latest local casualties in the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.

The two deaths bring the local numbers up to a total of 3 deaths in Brantford-Brant County. As of Tuesday April 21 the total number of confirmed cases in the region are 78 — 50 of which are resolved. A total of 72 of the confirmed cases were not in hospital, 3 people remain in hospital.

A surprising 60% of cases in the region are female. Cases in people between 20-59 years old make up the bulk of infections with 54 of the 72 local cases representing that age group. There are 16 cases in people age 60-79. Just 4 cases in people under the age of 20 and another 4 cases in people aged 80 and older.

A total of 1800 people have been tested in Brantford and Brant County to date.

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