COVID-19 tests results came back positive for an Aylmer woman, 68, following her death on Wednesday, July 1, after being admitted to Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital.
She had gone to hospital on July 1, and died later in the day, Megan Cornwell said on behalf of Southwestern Public Health.
As far as the health unit knew, the woman hadn’t been previously diagnosed with COVID-19, and she had died before testing for the disease was completed at the hospital and turned out to be positive.
An investigation into how she might have contracted the virus was now under way, Ms. Cornwell said.
The woman’s death brings the total COVID-19-related fatalities in Elgin, St. Thomas and Oxford to five.
Two confirmed cases are ongoing, one in Dutton Dunwich and one in Malahide.
**Note – story amended to reflect that she died and tested positive for COVID-19 (originally stated she died of COVID-19)**