A second individual has died in reference to a COVID outbreak at Lancelsot Residences on Lakeshore Drive.
North Bay Parry Sound District Well being Unit say in a information launch that the person examined optimistic for COVID-19 with a preliminary optimistic end result for a COVID-19 Variant of Concern (VOC).
“I can’t think about what the households and pals of those people are going by,” stated Jim Chirico, Medical Officer of Well being within the launch. “Whereas we’re all very fatigued with continued public well being measures, we should work collectively as a district to assist stop this from occurring to anybody else. I can’t stress this sufficient, keep dwelling and save a life.”
“The Well being Unit’s district is experiencing a rise in VOCs, which is especially worrying as VOCs unfold extra simply than the unique coronavirus,” says the discharge. “The easiest way for people to guard themselves towards all strains of COVID-19 is to proceed taking all COVID-19 precautions critically and to proceed with these measures even as soon as they’ve obtained the COVID-19 vaccine.”
“If we don’t proceed precautions and observe public well being measures to forestall a surge of COVID-19 Variants of Concern then measures reminiscent of extended lockdowns or college closures could possibly be required, which may have profound dangerous results on kids and youth and folks experiencing poor psychological well being, violence or addictions,” states Chirico.
If you happen to assume you’ll have COVID-19 signs or have been in shut contact with somebody who has examined optimistic, first self-isolate after which use Ontario’s Self-Evaluation Device to see if it’s essential to search testing or additional care. If you happen to want additional help, name your well being care supplier or the Well being Unit at 1-800-563-2808. When you have extreme signs, reminiscent of problem respiratory, it’s best to name 911 and point out your signs in case you are ready.