That COVID-19 positive test at Cassellholme that officials reported last week has turned out to be a true positive.
Confusion arose when Jamie Lowery, Chief Executive Officer put on social media, "It turns out it is NEGATIVE (the swab was taken the same day that the results were revealed –Sunday May 3rd)."
That has now been reversed.
The North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit has received confirmation from a Microbiologist at the Ontario Public Health Lab in Toronto that the positive test result at Cassellholme was a true positive.
The person who tested positive has since received two negative tests and therefore their COVID-19 case is resolved. Cassellholme will remain in outbreak classification. Ministry of Health guidelines say an outbreak can be declared over once 14-days passes without a positive case of COVID-19.
The person tested is a man between 60-79 years of age.
So far, 3,794 tests have uncovered 19 coronavirus cases in the North Bay-Parry Sound District.