Brant Avoiding Community and Workplace Spread

BRANTFORD – Provincially, there has been a steady increase in the proportion of new COVID-19 cases involving people between the ages of 20 and 39. Brant County Health Unit’s Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Elizabeth Urbantke, says we’re not experiencing that trend locally but urging all residents to continue adhering to the health measures in place.

Over the last week, that age group accounted for an average of 68 new cases per day, and nearly half of the infections reported by the province over that same period. At this point last month, that age range had only accounted for 28 percent of all cases.

During her weekly media briefing, Dr. Urbantke commented on community and workplace spread and provided an update on the ongoing outbreak at Briarwood Gardens Long-Term Care and Retirement Home.

Dr. Urbantke says no spread of the virus was detected at workplaces after employees tested positive last week at Brantford’s Walmart, Lowes, and Burford’s LCBO.