BRANTFORD – There are now just seven active cases of COVID-19 in Brantford Brant. The total number of positive test results remains unchanged at 120 Thursday, with 109 recoveries and four deaths.
The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Haldimand-Norfolk remains unchanged at 418, with 162 recoveries and 31 deaths.
Ontario continues to see a decline in new COVID-19 cases, and deaths with just 173 cases reported Thursday, along with three more virus-related deaths. It is the lowest number of new cases reported since March 28th, when 151 new cases were confirmed.
Canada’s total number of confirmed and possible cases now sits at 100,026. The amount considered recovered or resolved is now 62,237.
Visitors can now see their loved ones at long-term care and retirement homes for the first time in three months. However, visiting will be different than it was before the COVID-19 outbreak. Visits were suspended at most homes in March, but last week Premier Doug Ford announced a “cautious restart” at facilities not currently experiencing an outbreak.
Residents at Telfer Place in Paris are off-limits to visitors as an outbreak has been declared at the facility after two staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
As of Thursday, residents at long-term care homes not experiencing outbreaks will be allowed one outdoor visit per week with a single person. Visitors will be required to test negative for COVID-19 within the two weeks leading up to the date and pass a symptom check upon arrival at the facility.
They will also be required to wear a face-covering at all times. At retirement homes, the rules are less strict. Both outdoor and indoor visits will be permitted, including ones in resident suites. The maximum number of visitors will be left to the discretion of individuals homes.