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. - 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on weekends. You can also email your questions to
BCHU does not do in-person testing. The Brant Community Healthcare System is operating a COVID-19
Assessment Centre at Brantford General HospitalD-wing entrance. Please contact the Brant Community Healthcare System to arrange for testing.
Brant COVID-19 Summary
The number of lab confirmed, positive cases will be updated daily at 11 a.m.
Last updated: August 10, 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 of death.
|Outbreak-associated or close contact of a confirmed case
COVID-19 cases and incidence rates by municipality
|City of Brantford||117||120.0|
|County of Brant||32||87.2|
COVID-19 cases by week and over time
|March 30-April 5||35||47|
April 27-May 3|
|June 29-July 5||3||124|
|July 27-August 2||9||148|
Note: Case reporting by week and over time will be updated once a week, on Mondays.
COVID-19 outbreaks at long-term care facilities and retirement homes
|Briarwood Gardens Long-Term Care & Retirement Home
(Second outbreak at retirement home)||July 11, 2020||0||1||0||July 24, 2020|
|Telfer Place Retirement Residence (Second outbreak)||June 15, 2020
||0||2||0||June 29, 2020|
|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 (First outbreak)||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
|Tests administered at BCHS Assessment Centre||14,496|
|Tests administered at congregate living settings (e.g., long-term care homes, retirement homes, shelters, group homes, etc.) including mass swabbing||4,069|
Total tests administered||
Note: Effective Monday, July 20, the number of tests administered at the BCHS Assessment Centre will be updated from Monday to Friday. The number posted on Monday will include tests administered on Saturday and Sunday.
BCHU does not do in-person assessment or testing, but refers to the Assessment Centre at the Brant Community Healthcare System when those meeting the case definition are identified through our contact centre.
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