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Class at Caledonia day care centre sent home after child tests positive for COVID-19

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Publication Date: 
31 Aug 2020


One child has tested positive for COVID-19 at a child-care centre in Caledonia, says the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit, and everyone in that class is staying home for now.

The health unit says a young attendee of the Haldimand-Norfolk REACH Child Care Centre at McKinnon Park Secondary School has the virus.

The child isn't attending the centre right now, the health unit says. Anyone in close contact is self isolating, it says, and "additional test results are pending."

"The health unit is working closely with Haldimand-Norfolk REACH to implement a public health management plan."

Other members of the child's class are staying home too. Children in other classes continue to attend.

The latest case brings the number of active cases in Haldimand and Norfolk counties to 24. Of the 479 total cases, 423 people have recovered and 32 have died.

In Hamilton, meanwhile, 73 people are known to have COVID-19 right now, up from 67 on Friday. The city has seen 988 total cases, an increase of eight over the weekend. Of those, 870 people have recovered and 45 have died.

There are five or fewer people in Hamilton hospitals with COVID-19.


Brant/Brantford has seven people known to have COVID-19 right now, the same as Friday, although one new person has tested positive and one new person has recovered.

Overall, 161 people have had the virus as of Monday, up from 160 last week. Of those, 149 have recovered, up from 148. Seven people have died and no one is in hospital with COVID-19 right now.


The number of active cases in Halton remains at 29, the same as last week. Overall, 971 people are known to have had COVID-19 so far, up three from last week. Of those, 917 have recovered, which is there more than Thursday. Twenty-five people have died.

Three of those deaths have been in Burlington, where there are nine active cases right now. There have been 318 cases so far, and 306 people have recovered.


Niagara has 21 active cases, up one from Friday. There have been 938 in total compared to 933 Friday. Sixty-four people have died and 853 have recovered.