Burlington woman tests positive for Halton's third confirmed case of COVID-19

 

Halton Region has confirmed a third case of COVID-19.

A Burlington woman in her 50s, who returned home from Los Angeles on March 8, reportedly became symptomatic on March 9 and presented to Joseph Brant Hospital in Burlington for testing on March 12.

As per established infection prevention and control protocols, the hospital took all precautions, including testing in an isolated environment with all necessary personal protective equipment,” the Region says. 

The woman was notified of her positive test on Friday, March 13 and is now self-isolating at home.

Halton Region Public Health is actively engaged in contact tracing and case management.

"While the risk is low, we can expect to see more cases in our community and we are prepared for that," said Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health. "We are closely monitoring the situation and continue to take thoughtful action where appropriate."

Residents are reminded to contact Halton Region Public Health by calling 311, 905-825-6000, or toll-free at 1-866-442-5866 if you have a fever or cough or breathing difficulty and any of the following:

  • travelled outside of Canada in the 14 days before onset of illness.
  • close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19.
  • close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who travelled to affected areas within 14 days prior to their illness onset.

More information can be found at halton.ca/coronavirusontario.ca/coronavirus, and canada.ca/coronavirus.

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