coronaTesting and case counts reported as of 15:30 hrs, May 18, 2020:

· 0 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce

· Initial positive case from Parkview Manor (Arran Elderslie) declared as a false positive

o The case has been removed from positive and recovered case count totals

· 92 cases to date (current cumulative total)

· 0 cases currently hospitalized

· 0 deaths

· 78 recovered cases

· 24 cases reported in Health Care Workers working in Grey Bruce

· 0 facilities in COVID-19 outbreak Reported in Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes

· 1 facility outbreak declaration pending positive/false positive result.covid may 18

Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

Positive result received in a staff member at the Georgian Heights long term care. The GBHU ID Team managed to retest the individual twice, and coordinated with the Grey Bruce Health Services Lab to test the samples within 3 hours confirming that the case was false positive. While waiting for the results, the GBHU ID Team and the facility staff initiated all outbreak protocols and measure.
Parkview Manor Outbreak declared over – false positive test confirmation
Positive result in a staff member at Grey Gables Long Term Care Home as a result of universal testing.
Retest of initial positive result is now negative
A second and third test of the positive case are underway to rule in/out the initial positive result.
All outbreak protocols, case management and contact tracing activities are in place.
All family and staff have been notified
Grey Gables universal testing results to date:
94/95 Staff tested are negative, 1/95 Staff are positive.
67/68 residents negative – 1 test being redone as it was reported invalid
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, GBHU


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