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Huron Perth Public Health notified of first COVID-19 death

Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 01:18 PM

Huron Perth Public Health has been notified of a death in Huron Perth related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The man in his 60s had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and was hospitalized at Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance (HPHA) - Stratford General Hospital site. Health Unit staff began their investigation immediately upon being notified of the man’s diagnosis and have communicated with his close contacts. All personal contacts have been in self-isolation since and continue to be monitored.

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New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed in Huron Perth

Posted on Saturday, March 28, 2020 12:23 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Saturday, March 28, 2020 – 11:30am

Huron Perth Public Health has received laboratory confirmation of three more cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Huron and Perth. This brings the total confirmed cases to five for our area.

The three new positive cases include:

  • Male in his 60s from Stratford who is in self-isolation at home. He has had close contact with two confirmed cases in London.
  • Female in late 40s from St. Marys who is a healthcare worker and is in self-isolation...

Act now to minimize spread of COVID-19 in Huron-Perth

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 04:11 PM

As the expected rise in cases of COVID-19 continues across the province, Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health, calls on all residents to follow the current public health recommendations. “We know that COVID-19 is transmitting in our neighbouring communities and it may be in ours,” says Dr. Klassen. “I call on everyone to take our public health recommendations seriously: maintain a healthy physical distance from others, self isolate if you’ve returned from travelling, stay home if you’re...

COVID-19 Assessment Services Available for Huron Perth Residents

Posted on Tuesday, March 24, 2020 12:02 PM

Healthcare providers involved in the Huron Perth & Area Ontario Health Team are working together to provide COVID-19 assessment services to all residents. While some areas of the province are opening assessment centres, Huron Perth is coordinating a Virtual Assessment Model so that people can get an assessment from a trustworthy source without travelling and having contact with others.

If someone is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as cough or fever:

  1. Complete the Ontario government’s...

Second case of COVID-19 confirmed in Huron Perth

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 04:44 PM

Huron Perth Public Health has received laboratory confirmation of a second case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Huron and Perth. The confirmed case is a 57-year-old female who is a close household contact of the confirmed case announced on March 14. She currently does not have any symptoms of COVID-19 and is self isolating at home. “We are not surprised to receive this result, as it is a similar pattern to the way confirmed cases have been showing up across Ontario,” says Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical...