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Update to local COVID-19 case – no new cases

Mar 14, 2020
The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is confirming that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the region, after a follow up investigation of its first case, announced March 12.

SIMCOE MUSKOKA – The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is confirming that there are no new cases of COVID-19 in the region, after a follow up investigation of its first case, announced March 12.

“We have conducted our investigation into contacts of our case and all COVID-19 testing to date has not revealed any new cases,” said Dr. Charles Gardner, SMDHU’s medical officer of health. “The individual continues to self-isolate and recover at home.”

As a reminder, people can protect themselves a number of ways, including staying at least two meters distance from anyone who is coughing or sneezing. Stay at home if you are sick, avoid people who are obviously ill and continue to practice diligent hand washing.

For more information, call Health Connection at 705-721-7520 or 1-877-721-7520. Health Connection’s hours are extended today and Sunday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (phone only). For more on how you can protect your health, please see www.smdhu.org.

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