CGMH Confirms Additional Positive Outpatient COVID-19 Cases


CGMH has been notified by Public Health of two more confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

Both were outpatients from the GTA who visited the CGMH Emergency Department on March 13, 2020. Both patients had travel histories outside of Canada. The patients were tested for COVID-19 in the Emergency Department and sent home to self-isolate.

“Please understand we anticipate in the days and weeks to come, we will have many more confirmed COVID-19 cases. It will become overwhelming to report each one to you,” says Norah Holder, CGMH President & CEO. “The situation changes every day and our focus will remain upon caring for patients.”

For those in the community who wish to offer support for physicians and employees at CGMH, the following supplies are needed. Unopened boxes of
- Surgical disposable masks
- N-95 masks
- Disposable isolation gowns
- Non-latex disposable gloves
- New goggles/eye protection which meet Health and Safety Standards.

These supplies will be gratefully received at the Main Lobby screening centre at CGMH. Donors do not need to call the Hospital for confirmation. Check www.cgmh.on.ca for a full, updated list of supplies required.

At this time, CGMH cannot accept donations of food for physicians and employees.
“The community can be the most help by continuing to stay home, especially those just returning to Canada,” says Holder.

The most up to date information on the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at the following websites:

Public Health - http://www.simcoemuskokahealth.org/Promos/Novel-Coronavirus
Government of Ontario - www.ontario.ca/page/2019-novel-coronavirus

24 Mar 2020


By CGMH
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