The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is now reporting 40 confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of 2:30pm today. 

This represents an increase of five new cases from yesterday. Two of the five are healthcare workers. 

The first COVID-19 related deaths in the region were also made public on Tuesday. The Health Unit says a man and woman, both older with underlying health issues, died from the infection.  

The Health Unit is currently dealing with outbreaks at three long-term care facilities, in Almonte, Perth and Carleton Place. 

The Health Unit is posting daily updates of COVID-19 case numbers on its website