Second Lowes Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

BRANTFORD – A second employee at Lowes in Brantford has tested positive for COVID-19. The company says the employee last worked on July 9th and tested positive on Sunday.

Visitors to the location between June 28th and July 9th are encouraged to monitor themselves for symptoms.

Another Lowes employee at the Brantford location tested positive earlier this month. That staff member last worked on June 30th and tested positive on July 5th.

There are now eleven active cases of COVID-19 in Brantford and Brant County. The Brant County Health Unit reported one new case Tuesday, bringing the total number of positive test results recorded since the pandemic began to 144, including 119 recoveries and four deaths. To date, 14,762 residents have been tested.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in Haldimand and Norfolk remains at 444, including 396 recoveries and 32 deaths, The Haldimand Norfolk Health unit reported no new cases on Tuesday.

Ontario reported 111 new COVID-19 infections and one new death on Tuesday, as a large portion of the province prepares to enter the final stage of reopening on Friday. There are now 1,442 active cases in the province, with 32,785 recovered patients and a total of 2,723 centrally-reported deaths.