Brantford-Brant reports dip in coronavirus numbers

COOVID-19 infections decreased in Brantford-Brant last week with 53 active cases confirmed.

COVID-19 outbreaks at Peace Haven Home, Penmarvian Retirement Home and Community Living Brant were declared over the past week with all residents being tested this week.

Outbreaks at Unit B-5 at Brantford General Hospital was declared over on December 3.

The COVID-19 outbreak at The Olde School Restaurant was declared over on December 4, and an outbreak at a Manufacturing/Industrial workplace was declared over on December 8.

Acting Medical Officer of Health for BCHU Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke said, “It is also strongly recommended that workplaces do not have in-person workplace holiday gatherings or events, particularly if face coverings must be removed to eat or drink. We’ve seen provincially that COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks have occurred at these types of events. Virtual gatherings or events are the safest way to celebrate the holidays with co-workers.”

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