Ontario Apartment COVID-19 Outbreak Has Had Over 45 People Test Positive

Public health is investigating.
Toronto Staff Writer

An Ontario apartment complex is struggling to contain a COVID-19 outbreak after over 45 of its residents tested positive this month.

The Middlesex-London Health Unit declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Maple Ridge on the Parcon on Tuesday, after 46 people, including three of its staff, became infected.

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The declaration of a COVID-19 outbreak is concerning, especially when it is related to someone’s home. Dr. Alex Summers

"Our team is working closely with building management to determine transmission sources and reduce the potential for any further spread," stated Dr. Alex Summers, Associate Medical Officer of Health with the Middlesex-London Health Unit.

The Health Unit is advising residents in the apartment complex to monitor themselves for symptoms.

Residents are also reminded to keep at least two metres apart from one another and to wash their hands frequently. 

Public Health Inspectors are also scheduled to visit the buildings today to ensure proper COVID-19 safety practices are in place.

Back in July, a single Calgary apartment building recorded 52 cases of COVID-19.

The massive outbreak was attributed to common surfaces being touched in the building.

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