Dr. Glenn Corneil, Acting Medical Officer of Health for the Timiskaming Health Unit, confirmed a second positive case of COVID-19 in the district of Timiskaming today.
It's a woman in her 30s, the wife of the man who was confirmed on March 24, as the first positive case in the district. She was subsequently tested on the same day.
Her result is a direct link to close contact with her husband. No new contacts were identified in this case.
Testing took place at a primary care facility and all necessary infection prevention & control measures were taken. The facility arranged testing for the patient prior to her arrival and following the test the patient continued to self-isolate and is doing well.
Corneil highlighted once again, “The importance of following recommendations and mandatory requirements continues to be the key to reducing the spread of COVID-19. Stay home if you can. Practice physical distancing. Wash your hands often. If you have travelled outside of Canada you must self-isolate for 14 days upon your return.”
The Timiskaming Health Unit has conducted 127 tests with two coming back positive.