The SHA says the person was likely infectious when they were at the store on the following dates:
- Aug. 18 from 3:45 to 4:15 p.m.
- Aug. 20 from 5:00 to 6:15 p.m.
Public health officials say anyone who was at this location on the mentioned dates during the specified times to immediately self-isolate if they had or have symptoms of COVID-19 and to call the health line at 811 to arrange for testing.
All others who are not experiencing symptoms should self-monitor for 14 days.
“It is important to note that individuals may develop symptoms from two to 14 days following exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19,” said the SHA in a press release.
Health officials say the risk of transmission is low.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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Ontario reports 491 new COVID-19 cases – InsideHalton.com
TORONTO — Ontario is reporting 491 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths from the illness.
It’s the highest daily increase in cases reported in Ontario since early May.
Health Minister Christine Elliott says 137 cases were reported in Toronto, 131 cases in Peel Region and 58 each in Ottawa and York Region.
She says 63 per cent of the day’s new cases are among people under the age of 40.
In total, 112 people are hospitalized in Ontario due to COVID-19, including 28 in intensive care.
Elliott says the province conducted 42,500 tests since the last daily report.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 27, 2020.
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Avoid gatherings, warn experts as 896 new COVID-19 cases reported in Quebec – Montreal Gazette
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His 15-year-old daughter Noa, a Grade 10 student at Villa Maria High School, said students her age “aren’t the best at following certain measures.”
“Our class sizes have increased and after school, when the bell rings, the hallways are jam-packed,” she said.
Dubé said Friday that Quebec has no plan to impose a second lockdown, in part because of fears that more people would instead gather in private homes.
But Kaufman warned that if people don’t limit their social contacts, more stringent measures could result.
“Further restrictions of bars, restaurants and other businesses are likely if things don’t turn a corner soon, and that will be tough for businesses that have already suffered a lot,” he said.
Quebec reported four new deaths Sunday, of which two were in the past 24 hours and the others between Sept. 20-25. Quebec’s death toll now stands at 5,825. Seven deaths were reported Saturday.
There were 216 people hospitalized for the virus Sunday, of whom 41 were in intensive care.
A total of 27,380 people tested on Friday, for a cumulative total of 2,260,835 people tested to date.
Kaufman said that while cases were concentrated in Montreal during the first wave in the spring, now they are more evenly spread across the province.
Montreal reported 1,542 new cases in the past week, for a cumulative total of 32,939. Two people died of COVID-19 in Montreal in the past week, and 31 people were hospitalized.
51 new cases of COVID-19 announced in Manitoba on Sunday – CBC.ca
There are 51 new cases of COVID-19 in Manitoba on Sunday, the province says in a news release, including 36 in the Winnipeg health region.
Another eight new cases are in the Interlake-Eastern Health region, and four are in the Southern Health region, the release says. Two new cases are in the Northern Health region and the remaining one is in the Prairie Mountain Health region.
More information will be released about the new cases if a risk to public health is identified.
There are 13 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the province, the release says, including six in intensive care.
Five of those people, or a little over one-third, are attributed the Winnipeg health region, according to provincial data. Two of those people are in intensive care.
There are three people hospitalized with the illness are linked to the Prairie Mountain Health region (with two in intensive care) and three are attributed to the Southern Health region (with one in intensive care).
There is one person hospitalized with COVID-19 from the Northern Health region, and one person from the Interlake-Eastern health region is in intensive care.
Manitoba’s five-day test positivity rate — a rolling average of the proportion of COVID-19 tests that come back positive — is down slightly to 2.2 per cent, the release says.
There are now 589 active cases of the illness in Manitoba, including 490 — or 83 per cent — in the Winnipeg health region, according to provincial data.
There have been 1,880 cases of COVID-19 detected in Manitoba, the release says; 1,272 have recovered and 19 have died.
Masks being distributed
Manitoba Families will give out more than 227,000 reusable masks to its clients, the release says. That will come out to two per every adult in a household, and for kids aged five to nine. Older kids will instead get masks through their school or child-care provider, the release says.
That distribution will start in Winnipeg and continue across Manitoba in the coming weeks.
Starting Monday, people in Winnipeg and 17 surrounding communities will have to wear masks in all public indoor spaces and cap gatherings at 10 as the region moves to the orange — or “restricted” — level under the province’s pandemic response system.
The new rules will stay for at least four weeks, Manitoba’s top doctor said, which is roughly two incubation periods of the illness.
That timeframe, announced by Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin on Friday, includes Thanksgiving. The holiday falls on Oct. 12 this year.
The province is still working to increase capacity and reduce wait times at sites in Winnipeg as demand for COVID-19 testing spiked in response to increasing cases in the region.
On Saturday, 2,200 COVID-19 tests were done in Manitoba. There have now been 178,067 tests completed in the province since early February, the release says.
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