There’s a new case of COVID-19 in Huron Perth for the first time in over two weeks.

In an update Thursday morning, Huron Perth Public Health data shows a new case in a resident at Maitland Manor in Goderich and an outbreak has been declared at the home, which is standard procedure when one confirmed case is diagnosed.

The total number of cases in Huron Perth is now at 50.

Huron Perth Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Miriam Klassen, said in a teleconference Thursday afternoon that the patient had developed symptoms from COVID-19 and it was not discovered during one-time surveillance testing.

She added the case has been isolated and is in stable condition, with HPPH working with the facility to find any close contacts that require testing.

Dr.Klassen says no other symptomatic residents or staff have been identified at this time and she says they don’t know how the case of the virus was introduced.

With increased testing being done, Klassen says it could result in additional confirmed positive cases in Huron Perth.

There have been no new deaths with that total remaining at five.

HPPH says sixty-two more people have been tested for the virus since Wednesday with the total of those tested now at 2,567.

There are 72 tests pending with negative test results now at 98-percent.