Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services is investigating a confirmed case of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in a 55-year-old female with a travel history to Egypt. This is Niagara region’s second case of COVID-19.
The patient is recovering at home in self-isolation. The patient has interacted only with a family member during the time she may have been contagious, and has not exposed anyone in the community. All protocols were followed by health care providers resulting in no exposure of themselves nor other patients.
"As we continue to see growing COVID-19 cases around the world, we expect to continue to see travel-related cases in Niagara," said Dr. Mustafa Hirji, medical officer of health (acting), Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services. "However, we are not seeing any local circulation of the virus, and so our risk remains low. Everyone should feel comfortable continuing with their daily activities."
Contact Niagara Region Public Health and Emergency Services by calling 905-688-8248 ext. 7019 or toll-free 1-888-505-6074 if you have a fever, or new cough, or shortness of breath and difficulty breathing, and any of the following:
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