Grey Bruce Health Unit confirms 6th case in region

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Testing and case counts reported as of March 26, 2020:


1 new confirmed cases reported today in Grey Bruce; female, in 60s, travel outside of province, self-isolating

6 confirmed cases to date (current cumulative total)

1 recovered cases

0 cases related to COVID-19 reported in Long-Term Care facilities

0 cases reported in Health Care Providers

24 negative test results received in past 24 hours

191 negative test results to date, clients actively advised of their status

4-5 days (estimated average time for results being received from the lab)



Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:


·         Continues to work closely with Long-Term Care and Retirement Home facilities to ensure updated plans and protocols in place

·         Messaging to municipalities re: supporting and enforcing self-isolation for international travellers in condominiums/multi-unit dwellings; limit non-essential travel

·         Direction provided to police services re Enforcement of Orders for self-isolation

·         Continue to receive community/business offers of donating PPE

·         Media Release Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health orders international travelers to self-isolate, and strongly recommends against non-essential travel to and from Grey and Bruce Counties

·         Media Release Give Animals Social Distance increased pressure on public health and healthcare resources from the rise in human/animal interaction as animals come out of hibernation while more people are staying home due to COVID-19

·         GBHU Infectious Disease (ID) Team continues to respond to COVID19 related calls

·         GBHU On-Call Team continues to respond to essential public health activities not related to COVID-19


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