Two new cases of COVID-19 in Renfrew County

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)

Two new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Renfrew County Tuesday, bringing the total active cases in the area to three. 

The two cases were reported in the Pembroke-area and the Renfrew-area with one of the new cases was detected in a health-care worker in the region. Both patients are in isolation at home.

The two new cases also came on the same day the province announced it will put a pause on any discussions regarding loosening COVID-19 restrictions further because of a spike in cases across Ontario, nearly 400 since Labour Day. 

There have been 35 cases in Renfrew County and one death attributed to the virus since March, while 31 patients have fully recovered. 

The Renfrew-area has reported 13 cases since March, the highest in Renfrew County, while the Arnprior-area has reported 9 and both Pembroke and Petawawa have reported five each. Two cases have been confirmed in the Barry's Bay area since the start of the pandemic and one in Deep River.