Third Burlington resident tested positive COVID19

News 100 redBy Staff

March 15th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

A female resident from Burlington in her 50s returned from Los Angeles on March 8.

She 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. On March 13, she was notified of her positive test result and is now self-isolating at home.

Halton Region Public Health is actively engaged in contact tracing and case management. The individual was not symptomatic on the flight.

Dr Meghani at news conference Hamilton

Dr. Hamidah Meghani, Medical Officer of Health.

“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.”

“The individual was tested at Joseph Brant Hospital in an isolated environment.

Our care team continues to follow all necessary infection prevention protocols and procedures,” said Eric Vandewall, President and Chief Executive Officer at Joseph Brant Hospital. “We are taking all necessary precautions as we screen and care for residents of Halton, and keep our patients, our visitors, our physicians and staff safe.”

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