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CAN (ON): COVID-19 cases related to farm operation outbreak

In Middlesex, Ontario, new COVID-19 cases were reported. In St. Thomas, 11 people have gotten sick since the outbreak on a farm. In Kingsville, a temporary foreign worker has died last Saturday, also from the Corona virus. 

St. Thomas
The 11 new cases are linked to the outbreak in a farm operation. 11 people at Ontario Plants Propagation in St. Thomas tested positive for the virus, a day after seven of the farm's migrant workers were confirmed to be infected with the disease.

While the farm is located in Elgin County, most of the workers live in London, which prompted the MLHU along with Southwestern Public Health to test more than 40 of the farm's employees and their close contacts.

Public health officials said they are working alongside the farm to ensure infection control protocols are set in place, including quarantine measures and screening procedures.

Source: CBC.

Kingsville
Also in Ontario, a 31-year old Mexican temporary worker with no underlying illnesses has died from the virus. The man was self-isolating in a hotel room before he called emergency services and went to the hospital. In the last few weeks, workers who were unable to safely self-isolate in bunkhouses provided by employers were moved to hotels, the health unit reported. 

Source: CBC.

 

 


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