Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Brant County Health Unit (BCHU) continues to actively monitor the situation in collaboration with provincial and national health agencies and stakeholders, including the local hospital and community agencies.
BCHU is working with our partners in the health care system to monitor, detect, and if needed, isolate any possible COVID-19 case.
If you need to speak with someone, please call 519-753-4937 and press '1'. Our phone lines are staffed 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on weekends. You can also email your questions to
BCHU does not do in-person assessment or testing but refers to the Assessment Centre at the Brant Community Healthcare System when those who have COVID symptoms are identified through our contact centre.
Brant COVID-19 Summary
BCHU will no longer issue media releases to announce each new case. The number of lab confirmed, positive cases will be updated daily at 11 a.m.
Last updated: May 25, 2020
Note: Deaths are determined
by using the outcome field in the Integrated Public Health
Information System (iPHIS) database. Any case marked
"Fatal" is included in the deaths data. Deaths are included
whether or not COVID-19 was determined to be a contributing or underlying cause
Demographics of confirmed cases
|Close contact of confirmed case||64||59.3%|
COVID-19 Outbreaks at long-term care facilities and retirement homes
|Briarwood Gardens Retirement Home||April 29, 2020||0||1||0 ||May 13, 2020|
|Telfer Place Long-Term Care||April 25, 2020||1||0||0||May 11, 2020|
|St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre (Second outbreak)||April 23, 2020||0||2||0||May 11, 2020 |
|St. Joseph's Lifecare Centre (First outbreak)||April 2, 2020||0||1||0||April 12, 2020|
|Telfer Place Retirement Residence||March 3, 2020||0||1||0||April 6, 2020|
On March 30, the Ministry of Health announced changes for what would constitute a COVID-19 outbreak at a long-term care home. By the new definition, long-term care homes must consider a single, laboratory confirmed case of COVID-19 in a resident or staff member as a confirmed respiratory outbreak in the facility. Please note that these above totals are reflected in the overall case count.
COVID-19 Testing in Brant