By: Mike Anderson

York Region Public Health is currently investigating the case of a Georgina woman in her 30s who tested positive for COVID-19.

Public health investigators are still determining the source of the infection, and have not released any information on whether the case was travel-related or the infection was caused by local transmission, according to a spokesperson from York Region.

Any new information will be posted to the York/Covid-19 website, which is updated twice daily at 10:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m.

There are now 205 positive cases in York Region as of March 29, 5:45 p.m, with 13 new infections reported, including Georgina’s first case, seven cases from Markham, and five cases from Vaughan.

There has also been a notable shift in the cause of infections. From March 15 to March 22, 60 per cent of the cases were travel-related. Last week, that number dropped to 21 per cent.

The majority of infections are now “under investigation,” which indicates a rise in local transmissions, according to public health officials.

Meanwhile, Southlake Regional Health Centre admitted another patient to its intensive care unit, as of 4 p.m. March 29.

The patient is listed as “under investigation,” awaiting test results. There are now a total of seven patients being treated in the hospital’s 15-bed ICU.



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