Niagara Public Health confirms international travel linked to recent COVID-19 case


Niagara Public Health is confirming one of Niagara's latest cases of COVID-19 is travel related.

Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Mustafa Hirji says it appears that the person decided to travel internationally as part of a vacation.

"Fortuantely they did do the responsible thing and when they came back they isolated themselves so there shouldn't be any risk to the wider Niagara community from this."

Hirji confirms the trip was not to the United States.

The federal government is still urging Canadians to avoid all international travel unless it is essential.

Anyone arriving in Canada from abroad is required to isolate for 14 days.

Hirji adds Niagara has seen a slight increase in the number of local COVID-19 cases

On average he says Niagara Public Health had been reporting about 2 cases per day, but over the last three weeks we are seeing 4 - 5 cases per day.