Guelph, Ont. long-term care worker tests positive for coronavirus

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Guelph’s public health unit says a staff member at Elliott Community Long-Term Care has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

A COVID-19 outbreak has now been declared at the residence on Metcalfe Street as an outbreak is defined as one or more cases within a facility.

This is Guelph’s first outbreak in over a month after one was declared over at Guelph Lake Commons on May 27.

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The Elliott has recently allowed outdoor patio visits for residents, but it not known if the visits have now been cancelled due to the confirmed case.

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Global News has reached out to the Elliott for more information but has not heard back.

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Guelph currently has 10 active coronavirus cases in the city, including one person in hospital. To date, Guelph has had 218 total cases, including 11 deaths.

More to come…