Half of local positive COVID-19 cases considered ‘resolved’
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As of Tuesday morning, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit continues to report six confirmed positive cases of COVID-19.
Three of those cases are now considered to be “resolved,” meaning the patients have passed in 24 hours, two tests that were both negative. Those original three confirmed cases in the districts, including a female in her 60s who the Health Unit reports acquired COVID-19 in Egypt, and a male and female in their 70s who were repatriated from a cruise ship and spent time in quarantine at CFB Trenton are the resolved cases. The other three confirmed cases are self-isolating.
The Health Unit has also broken down the cases by district, reporting five cases in the District of Nipissing and one in the District of Parry Sound, and says, “In accordance with privacy legislation the Health Unit will not be disclosing an individual’s district of residence in combination with other personal information.”
As of Wednesday morning, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit reported 313 total tests locally (of which it is aware), with 159 negative results, 148 pending, and the six positive cases.
The Health Unit advises, “Due to the volume of testing across the province, current turnaround time is 4 – 6 business days from when the specimen is received by the laboratory. There are currently four laboratories in Ontario processing COVID-19 tests.”