Four Burlington residents test positive for COVID-19, bringing Halton total to 25

 

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Halton Region is steadily growing, with four Burlington residents having recently tested positive.

The affected residents are a man in his 40’s, a man in his 60’s, and two women in their 30’s.

All four are reported to be self-isolating at this time.

According to Halton Region, three of the cases were caused by close contact with an infected person. The cause of transmission in one of the cases is still unknown.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward responded to these new cases, warning the public that the virus will keep spreading unless residents do their best to socially distance themselves and stay home whenever possible.

We are asking EVERYONE who does not live in the same household not to gather together in groups of any size,” the mayor wrote on Instagram. “PLEASE Burlington, we can, we must do this! When we stay home, we stay safe and save lives.”

The current number of positive cases in Halton is 25, with one death reported to a Milton man in his 50’s.

For more details on all cases, visit halton.ca.

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