Six HKPR COVID-19 cases travel-related
By Chad Ingram
As of the morning of March 20, there remained six confirmed cased of the COVID-19 virus within the jurisdiction served the by the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, none within the County of Haliburton.
According to the HKPR website, the four women and two men, all in their 60s or 70s, had all been travelling lately. It also indicated they are all in self-isolation at this time. Four of the cases were confirmed in Northumberland County, and two in the City of Kawartha Lakes.
While those who contract the coronavirus often experience mild symptoms, there is increased risk for those aged 65 and over; those with compromised immune systems; those with underlying medical conditions; or those who've recently travelled abroad.
Anyone who's travelled outside Canada is asked to self-isolate for 14 days, and this is especially important for those aged 16 or younger, Ontario's chief medical officer of health has said.