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‚ÄčNovel Coronavirus

On December 21, 2019, Chinese health authorities identified a new (or novel) coronavirus (referred to as COVID-19) through a series of reported cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, China.

The risk to Brantford and Brant County residents remains low at this time. 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 novel coronavirus case.

The Ministry of Health and Long-term Care has added novel coronavirus as a designated disease reportable under Ontario's public health legislation. This means BCHU is able to quickly and effectively take all necessary measures to investigate, complete lab tests and do case and contact management to prevent and control further spread of infection.