Renfrew County confirms third case of COVID-19 this week

This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, yellow, emerging from the surface of cells, blue/pink, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)

Renfrew County is reporting one new case of COVID-19 Wednesday, the third case this week. 

Renfrew County and District Health Unit data Wednesday showed a resident in the Petawawa-area had contracted the virus through community transmission. 

One person has also recovered, leaving three after cases in the area after two others were confirmed in the Pembroke and Renfrew-areas on Tuesday. 

Ontario reported 149 new cases Wednesday, a noted decrease from the previous two days of data but with fewer tests being completed.

Nearly 400 new cases were reported in the province between Monday and Tuesday, the largest case spike since late July, prompting the government to halt discussions on loosening any COVID-19 restrictions in the province for at least a month. 

Out of 36 total cases in Renfrew County since March, the Renfrew-area has reported 13 cases, the Arnprior-area has reported 9, Petawawa has reported six and there have been five cases in the Pembroke-area. Two cases have been confirmed in the Barry's Bay-area and one in Deep River since March.