Positive COVID test marks 100th case in Public Health Sudbury & Districts coverage area
Someone in the Manitoulin district has tested positive for COVID-19, Public Health Sudbury & Districts reported Wednesday, marking the 100th case in the district since the pandemic began in March. (File)
SUDBURY -- Someone in the Manitoulin district has tested positive for COVID-19, Public Health Sudbury & Districts reported Wednesday, marking the 100th case in the district since the pandemic began in March.
The positive test is the sixth in the area since Saturday.
"Through contact tracing, Public Health will notify all close contacts directly," the health unit said in a news release. "If you are not contacted by Public Health, you are not considered a close contact."
The person with COVID contracted the disease through travel, Public Health said. The age and gender of people who test positive is no longer made public, under a new policy announced recently.
"All residents who are planning to travel should be aware that COVID-19 is still circulating at different levels around the province," the release said. "The safest options are to stay in the area of your home community or to stay in the region."
For anyone who has recently travelled, visit the Public Health Agency of Canada website for updates on COVID-19 exposures.
"If you think you have travelled somewhere (within or outside of Ontario) where you may have been exposed to COVID-19, call us at 705.522.9200 (toll-free 1.866.522.9200)," the release said.
Anyone who has travelled outside of Canada is directed to self-isolate for 14 days from their arrival in Canada.