7,000 People Told To Get Tested After COVID-19 Outbreak At Ontario Basketball Tournament

The tournament had attendees from all over Canada.

Toronto Staff Writer
Ontario COVID-19 Outbreak Declared At Basketball Tournament

Thousands of Canadians are now being urged to get tested for COVID-19 after potential exposure occurred at a basketball competition this month.

According to Durham Region Health, the warning applies to the attendees of the 43rd Annual Jane and Finch Classic tournament, which was held at the Playground Global Facility, 1313 Boundary Road, in Oshawa from August 3rd to 8th.

The health department has reportedly linked around 20 cases of COVID-19 to the event and is struggling to notify all players and spectators from Ontario and other provinces. So far, cases have been linked to Quebec, Peel, Toronto, and Durham.

"The Health Department is aware that there were potentially 7,000 people who attended this event over the five days," an excerpt from the report reads.

"We are reaching out through the media to help us make contact with anyone who may have attended this event," said Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham Region Medical Officer of Health. "It is very important that individuals who participated in this basketball tournament get tested as soon as possible."

Patrick John Gilson
Toronto Staff Writer
Patrick John Gilson is a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada’s Ontario Desk focused on Ontario gas prices and is based in Toronto, Ontario.
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