A detailed report released to media by the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit Saturday morning pinpointed Hagersville’s Anson Place as a hotbed for the COVID-19 virus. As of Friday, 22 residents at the facility have died from COVID-19 and 70 residents have tested positive.

There are about 160 lab-confirmed cases of the virus in the two counties of Haldimand and Norfolk, 138 in Haldimand and 22 in Norfolk. 70 of the Haldimand cases are related to Anson Place.

“Conclusions related to geographic location should be contextualized to the fact that people may reside at one location, but work and/or travel to other locations. Approximately 60 percent of the cases are related to individuals residing or working at Anson Place,” Haldimand-Norfolk Medical Officer of Health Shanker Nesathurai said in the report.

A previous report tracked back to a funeral possibly being the trigger for the cases.

About 700 people in H-N have been tested over the past month

As of April 17, there were about 160 lab-confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus in Haldimand and Norfolk with 86 per cent of the cases in Haldimand County. This graph shows the breakdown per community. (Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit graphic)

Location breakdown of those who tested positive in Haldimand is as follows:
68% in Hagersville
12% in Caledonia
5% in Cayuga
4% in Jarvis
3% in Fisherville
3% in Dunnville
3% in Selkirk
2% in Other

Of those who tested positive in Norfolk:
33% in Simcoe
29% in Waterford
19% in Vittoria
10% in Port Dover

21.7% ages 80-89
13.4% ages 40-49
13.4% ages 50-59
8.9% ages 60-69
7.6% ages 30-39
7.6% ages 70-79
5.1% ages 20-29
1.9% aged 19 and younger
70% of positive cases are women