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​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 covid19@bchu.org.

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. 

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Brant COVID-19 Summary

The number of lab confirmed, positive cases will be updated daily at 11 a.m. 

Last updated: August 10, 2020

 
Confirmed cases Resolved Currently non-hospitalized Currently hospitalized Deaths
Total149
137
7
1
4

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.

Case characteristics  

Sex  Number
 Percentage
Male64
43%
Female
85
57%
Age  Number 
 Percentage
<2010
6.1%
20-3949
32.9%
40-5952
34.9%
60-7930
20.1%
80+8
5.4%

Transmission Number Percentage
Outbreak-associated or close contact of a confirmed case
104
69.8%
Travel 19
12.8%
Community
26
17.4%
Pending 0
-


COVID-19 cases and incidence rates by municipality

Municipality Number of cases
Rate per 100,000 population
City of Brantford
117
120.0
County of Brant
32
87.2
Total
149
111.0


COVID-19 cases by week and over time

Reporting period in 2020 Number of confirmed cases per week
Total number of confirmed cases
March 2-8
0
0
​March 9-15
​1​1
​March 16-22
​1​2
​March 23-29
​10​12
​March 30-April 5
​35​47
​April 6-12
​17​64
​April 13-19
​11​75
​April 20-26
​15​90
April 27-May 3
7
97
May 4-10
4
101
​May 11-17
​1​102
​May 18-24
​6​108
​May 25-31
​1​109
​June 1-7
​4​113
​June 8-14
​5​118
​June 15-21
​3​121
​June 22-28
​0​121
​June 29-July 5
​3​124
​July 6-12
​9​133
​July 13-19
​3​136
​July 20-26
​3​139
​July 27-August 2
​9​148
​August 3-9
​1​149

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 

Name of facility

Date outbreak declared​ ​Cases in residents
​Cases in staff
Deceased
​Date declared over
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
​0May 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​0April 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

Test site

​Number
​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 18,565

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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