25 Probably Cases of COVID-19 Being Investigated in Brantford and Brant County

Over the weekend, the Brant County Health Unit was notified of 25 cases of novel coronavirus in Brantford and Brant County that meet the new definition of what is considered a case, set by the Ministry of Health last week.

BRANTFORD -  Over the weekend, the Brant County Health Unit was notified of 25 cases of novel coronavirus in Brantford and Brant County that meet the new definition of what is considered a case, set by the Ministry of Health last week.

These cases are being considered probable cases, without lab testing confirmation, as per the Ministry of Health's new directives. Lab testing has been for ordered for these 25 cases and results are still pending. These individuals are being followed with case and contact management as if they are confirmed cases until test results are received.

As of today, Brantford and Brant County still have no lab confirmed cases of COVID-19.  

Staying at home until you feel well is still the best course of action anyone can take to avoid spreading COVID-19.

If symptoms require medical attention, residents are asked to:

- call Telehealth Ontario at 1-866-797-0000

- call their health-care provider

- call 911, if immediate medical assistance is needed

- go to the emergency department, being sure to call ahead at 519-751-5818

The Ministry of Health has developed a self-assessment tool to help determine if residents should seek further care. All probable cases should be reported to BCHU, via phone (519-753-4937 and press '1') or email, in order for our staff to conduct contact tracing as well as to keep an accurate picture of how the virus is affecting our community.

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