Dr. Kieran Moore, medical officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirmed that there are three positive cases of COVID-19 in the KFL&A area early Tuesday afternoon.
Two females, 44 and 62 years of age, and one male 48 years of age, all with recent travel history to Spain, Barbados, and the United Kingdom have tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the individuals were seen and assessed at the COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Hotel Dieu Hospital, while the third affected individual was assessed at a local hospital.
All individuals are recovering at home and have been put on self-isolation and are being monitored by KFL&A Public Health.
To protect the health of the public and prevent community spread, KFL&A Public Health is investigating and following up with close contacts.
“I would like to thank our front-line teams for their timely and effective response in taking immediate precautions to ensure these patients are being safely and appropriately cared for and that patients, staff and the community are well protected,” said Moore. “Given the spread of this virus globally, over the last few weeks, a case in KFL&A was anticipated and pre-emptive measures were in place for exactly this type of situation. In this case, the health care system worked as intended and through coordinated efforts with our partners, the risk to KFL&A residents remains low.”
KFL&A Public Health is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and other local health care providers to monitor the situation and protect the community.
To learn more about COVID-19, how you can protect yourself and what to do if you suspect you may be at risk, visit http://www.kflaph.ca/Coronavirus or visit Ontario’s website to learn more about how the province continues to protect Ontarians from COVID-19.