The Grey Bruce Health Unit has confirmed a fifth case of COVID-19 in Grey-Bruce.
The health unit said in its situation report released late Wednesday afternoon that it had one new confirmed case in the past 24 hours, a man in his 50s. The case is travel related.
The health unit also confirmed there have been 14 negative test results received in the past 24 hours, resulting in a total of 167 negative test results to date. All of those who have tested negative have been contacted by health officials so they are aware of their status.
Health unit spokesperson Drew Ferguson said he didn’t have further details available about where the man had travelled to, or if he was recovering at home or was in hospital.
The case was not yet visible on the Ontario government’s list of new confirmed cases at www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus. There were a number of pending cases.
As of Wednesday afternoon, Ontario had reported 100 new cases of COVID-19 in the province, and another death, its ninth. The number of confirmed cases in the province stood at 688.
Ferguson said the message from the health unit continues to be that “the sky is not falling.” The public is advised to remain calm and continue to practice measures to slow the spread of the virus, including social distancing, hygiene such as washing hands regularly and coughing and sneezing in your elbow and isolating if you feel sick (coughing, shortness of breath and fever are key symptoms). Those who can’t cope at home are advised to go to one of the COVID-19 assessment centres or the nearest emergency room if it is an emergency.