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Coronavirus CDC 23311From the Grey Bruce Health Unit:

1 new cases (Presumptive Positive) reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce
8 cases (7 confirmed cases, and 1 Presumptive Positive case) to date (current cumulative total)
1 recovered case
0 cases related to COVID-19 reported in Long-Term Care facilities
0 cases reported in Health Care Providers
25 negative test results received in past 24 hours
239 negative test results to date; clients actively advised of their status
4-5 days (estimated average time for results being received from the lab)

Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

· Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shipment donation received from Bruce Power to support the need in Long Term Care facilities, EMS, Fire and Police services (Our thanks to Bruce Power for this donation, and for their efforts on several other fronts to support public health response to COVID19 to protect the health of the communities in Grey and Bruce).

· Communications initiatives launched include:

- mass mail out;

- guidelines for receipt of postal/courier delivery;

- childcare recommendations;

- resources for municipalities re: playgrounds; and,

- community messaging videos

· Needle Exchange Program (NEP) return receptacle re-located to enhance physical and social distancing to reduce risk of transmission

· GBHU Infectious Disease (ID) Team continue with case and contact management, reporting, and responding to COVID-19 related calls

· GBHU On-Call Team continue to ensure essential public health activities not related to COVID-19

source: media release, Grey Bruce Health Unit

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