Public Health reports four new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, 278 “probable” cases
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Four more cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed by Hastings-Prince Edward Public Health.
There are now 20 lab-confirmed cases in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.
The health unit reports that three of the new cases are due to community transmission, which is the seventh case of the virus spreading that way in the two Counties. The other case was due to travel.
Public Health says there are also 278 probable cases of the virus. They explain on their website that a probable case means someone is exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 and has travelled outside of Canada, had close contact with a confirmed or another probable case, or been in close contact with someone who has acute respiratory illness and has been outside of Canada within the past 14 days.
The number of probable cases in the region was first reported on March 30th when Public Health says there were 219 of them. The first lab-confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported on March 19th. There has been one death reported by Public Health due to the virus. It happened on March 31st.