Below is a transcribed version of the statement made by Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, Acting Medical Officer of Health, on April 10, 2020.
I want to first start by giving everyone an update of where we stand as far as key statistics.
In Brant, we currently have:
- 60 Lab confirmed positive cases
- 24 Resolved cases
- 524 Negative tests
- 20 cases are a result of suspected community spread transmission
- 29 cases are close contacts of a confirmed case
- 11 cases are travel related
- 3 individuals are currently hospitalized
There is currently one active long-term care or retirement home COVID-19 outbreak.
I’d like to give an update of the outbreak at St. Joseph’s Lifecare Centre, which was declared based on one positive case of a staff member. To date, four residents have been tested – three have tested negative and one result is still pending. Five staff have also been tested – three have tested negative and two test results are still pending. There are still no further positives.
As we are now in the long weekend, I’d like to stress again that residents need to avoid all gatherings of people who are not in your immediate family or household. Following this directive protects our most vulnerable loved ones – the elderly and those with chronic health problems.
This means there should be no group dinners or gatherings. You should only leave home for essential reasons, like getting groceries or medications.
While our local lab confirmed case numbers are not climbing as quickly as they had been a week ago, this is not a time for complacency or to declare victory. Provincially, we are still seeing climbs in case numbers.
Now more than ever, we need to be following public health and provincial orders like physical distancing and avoiding non-essential trips outside your home.
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