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15 people test positive for coronavirus after attending GTA church services

A medical assistant prepares to take a swab from a patient at a drive-thru and walk-up coronavirus testing site in this file photo.
A medical assistant prepares to take a swab from a patient at a drive-thru and walk-up coronavirus testing site in this file photo. The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Fifteen people have tested positive for COVID-19 after attending church services in Toronto and Vaughan, Ont.

Public health officials in Toronto and York Region say the exposures occurred at a pair of Miracle Arena for All Nations events.

The health units say several people who attended services at both locations on Aug. 16 were contagious with COVID-19.

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They also believe there may have been others at the services who had the virus and were contagious.

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The health units say anyone who has attended these events should monitor for COVID-19 symptoms until Sept. 18.

They have also followed up with all known close contacts of the identified cases and directed them to self-isolate for 14 days and go for testing.

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