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NWHU: Second positive Coronavirus case reported in Northwest region does not reside in the area


Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) received notification of the second positive case of COVID-19 attributed to the region. Although the case in the region is being reported for the Northwestern Health Unit area, the infected person’s primary residence is in southern Ontario.

The lab system in Ontario sends results to the health unit jurisdiction according to the address given by the person being tested.

“In this case, although the address given is in our jurisdiction, we have confirmed that the case was in another country when infected, and has not been in our area while infectious, and is not now in our area,” assures Ian Gemmill, Acting Medical Officer of Health for Northwestern Health Unit.

The health unit is working with three other health units in the province on follow-up related to the case.

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