Latest Cornwall COVID-19 case linked to air travel

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – The latest Cornwall COVID-19 case is a person travelling back to Canada from abroad, the region’s medical officer of health said Monday.

Answering a question from Cornwall Newswatch during a conference call with reporters, Roumeliotis says the person returned by plane and then developed symptoms at home.

“The Cornwall case was a case that came in from overseas and developed symptoms and was tested,” he said.

Another case in SD&G is a spouse of a previous positive case in the United Counties of SD&G, Roumeliotis told Newswatch.

Those were among the three new cases added Monday in the Eastern Ontario Health Unit region bringing the regional total to 187 cases.

The third case, in Prescott-Russell, is an asymptomatic employee at a retirement home in Alfred. The case was found during routine testing. That also triggered an outbreak declaration but “nobody is sick,” Roumeliotis said.

Another round of testing is underway at the facility with results expected tomorrow.

Two more cases were resolved to bring the total to 168.

The breakdown of cases is:

  • Prescott-Russell 122 cases (107 resolved + 11 deaths)
  • SD&G 39 cases (36 resolved)
  • Cornwall 26 cases (25 resolved)
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