BRANTFORD — As of March 9, 2020, 72 cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been confirmed in Canada. Areas in Canada with confirmed cases include: 34 in Ontario, 27 in British Columbia, four in Quebec, and seven in Alberta.
There are no known cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the City of Brantford or County of Brant at this time. There has been no evidence of community spread in Brantford or the County of Brant.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for Canada. Public health risk is continually reassessed as new information becomes available. The risk to Canadian travellers abroad is generally low but will vary depending on the travel destination.
In Brantford, the Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) is the municipality’s lead agency in terms of managing a local infectious disease outbreak, while The City of Brantford works closely with BCHU to support their response plans in a coordinated manner. The City’s Emergency Management Planning Committee (EMPC) is meeting regularly to discuss the City’s preparations and readiness for an infectious disease outbreak, should Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) present itself locally.