One new case of COVID-19, nine active cases

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One new case of COVID-19 was reported in the Tri-County area Wednesday as the number of active cases declined across the province for the first time in over a month. 

Data from Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit showed one new case and nine active cases in the area as of Thursday morning, none of which were in hospital. 

It's the twelfth confirmed case this week, while Ontario as a whole saw recovered patients outpace new infections Wednesday for the first time since Sept. 2. 583 new cases were reported while 707 people were listed as recovered. It was still the tenth straight day Ontario has reported more than 500 cases. 

Holy Cross Catholic School remains in outbreak status after two cases were reported two weeks ago but most students were allowed to return to school on Tuesday. One class will continue to self-isolate for their 14 days isolation period which ends on Friday. It's the only outbreak at a school in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. 

The province said it continues to have a backlog of 55,413 tests, despite conducting 43,277 between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Both COVID-19 assessment centres in Brockville and in Kemptville, at the Memorial Centre and Kemptville Campus respectively, remain open by appointment-only Thursday. 

A pop-up test site will also be in place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Gananoque Arena on Thursday.