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Health Unit urging residents to maintain social distancing and wash hands after death of Lindsay man from community transmission of Coronavirus

KAWARTHA LAKES-The local health unit is urging everyone to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 now that it is known the virus is spreading in the community.

On March 22, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported the death of a Lindsay resident who had not travelled or had contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID, demonstrating that there is now community transmission of the virus.

“Unfortunately, this man’s tragic death tells us that this virus is no longer only being seen in people who have travelled to impacted areas or have had contact with a confirmed case,” says Dr. Lynn Noseworthy, Medical Officer of Health for the HKPR District Health Unit. “We now know that the virus is being passed between people in our communities.”

This means it is more important than ever that everyone follow the public health recommendations designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Dr. Noseworthy says.

This includes:

The provincial government has implemented measures to help prevent the spread, including the closure of schools and daycares (except for children of health care workers), the closure of non-essential businesses, restrictions on visitors to long-term care and retirement homes, and the mandatory cancellation of any collection of people larger than 50.

“I urge everyone to take this virus seriously,” Dr. Noseworthy says. “We need everyone to follow these measures. Even if you are feeling well, following these measures can stop the spread of this virus to older adults or the more vulnerable residents in our communities.”

There are seven confrimed cases of Coronavirus in Kawartha lakes.

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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