One New Positive COVID-19 Case Reported by Brant County Health Unit

BRANTFORD – The Brant County Health Unit is reporting one new positive case of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in Brantford and Brant County to 109. That number includes four deaths and 97 recoveries. Of the eight patients, one is in hospital, and eight others are in self-isolation.

The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit is reporting a significant spike in new cases of COVID-19 Monday after dozens of migrant workers tested positive for the disease over the weekend. There are 338 lab-confirmed, positive cases, up from 220 on Sunday. The number includes 136 recoveries and 31 deaths.

Provincially, 404 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed Monday and ten further deaths. This number is the highest count of new cases in a week. There are now 22,153 recovered patients, 2,276 centrally-reported deaths, and 3,834 remaining active cases in the province.

Nationally, 10-thousand Canadians will undergo testing for COVID-19 antibodies. The study, conducted by the Action to Beat Coronavirus group, is hoping to gain a better understanding of the virus’s immunity. The study will examine the blood for antibodies created after being exposed to the virus. It also hopes to determine the percentage of the population that had the illness without displaying symptoms.