By: Mike Anderson

A young woman in her 20s from East Gwillimbury has tested positive for COVID-19, according to York Region Public Health. 

She contracted novel coronavirus through close contact with another positive travel-related case, and is currently self-isolating at home. 

The young woman, case 21, is currently one of 22 people who have tested positive for the virus in York Region. 

Case 20, a man in his 60s from Newmarket, the second positive case for the town,  was confirmed yesterday, and is also in self-isolation.  He is a travel-related case, having recently returned from Costa Rica.  

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York Region Public is no longer providing details on each case, and is only indicating case #, sex, age, municipality, how virus was acquired, and patient status, which is limited to whether the patient is hospitalized, self-isolating or resolved, according to Ben Mulholland, a spokesperson for York Region’s Corporate Communications department.  

The total number of positive cases in the region stands at 22.  However, there are still no cases of community spread, according to the region’s website. 

There are currently 212 positive cases – up from 189 earlier today – listed on the provincial website, including one death occurring at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. 

Seventy-five per cent of cases were related to travel outside of Canada, with 29 per cent coming from the US, according to public health officials.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Of course there are no cases of community spread, and there won’t be until our public health department starts testing for it. At the moment they are not.

  2. The statement about it not being community spread is hard to swallow as they’re not allowing many to even be tested. The highest concern are travelers, those within close contact of a confirmed COVID19 case with symptoms. Therefore, the stats will not be truly reflective and/or accurate as the tests are not being conducted to the vast majority.

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