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Health Unit Reports 5th Case Of COVID-19

Posted: 2020-03-19 07:20:06 By: hbr

The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit (SMDHU) is following up with known contacts of its fifth confirmed case of COVID-19.

The health unit says a man in his 60s presented to Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital (OSMH) on March 16, and is self-isolating and recovering at home. The case is related to travel out of country.

Dr. Charles Gardner, SMDHU’s medical officer of health says “The health unit is following up with the contacts of this new case to determine who should self-isolate.”

The health unit is reminding people to protect themselves and others by including staying at least two metres distance from others, avoiding crowds, staying at home if you are sick, avoiding people who are obviously ill and continuing with frequent hand washing. 


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