Public health now has an assessment centre, case data webpage

WELLINGTON COUNTY – A second person in Dufferin County has tested positive for COVID-19 and assessment centres in Guelph and Orangeville have seen over 1,400 patients and tested over 400.

Those are some of the stats available on a new Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) assessment centre and case data webpage.

“[Public health] continues to work closely with local hospitals, health care partners, the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and national partners to monitor and detect any cases of COVID-19,” states the new webpage.

The page includes a list of confirmed positive cases in the WDGPH area, listed chronologically:

  • Dufferin County: a man in his 40s, transmission via travel, isolated at home;
  • Wellington County, man in his 60s, community transmission, isolated in hospital;
  • Dufferin County: a man in his 70s, transmission via travel, isolated at home; and
  • Guelph: man in his 80s, community transmission, isolated at hospital.

On March 24, Guelph General Hospital announced two health care workers tested positive for the virus, and are in self-isolation. Those cases are not included on the WDGPH list because they live outside the region.

WDGPH officials note the webpage will be updated as more information becomes available.

“The number of confirmed cases is only part of the picture,” officials warn.

“You should assume you can get COVID-19 in the community. Ensure frequent hand washing and social distancing.”

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