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23 people who attended series of GTA wedding events test positive for coronavirus

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WATCH ABOVE: Public health officials are now investigating 23 positive cases of COVID-19 linked to a series of wedding related events in the GTA last weekend. As Travis Dhanraj reports, experts are concerned as there could be more outbreaks linked to indoor gatherings as the weather gets cooler.

York Region Public Health says 23 people who attended a series of wedding events in the Greater Toronto Area have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

The events were held in Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, and Toronto on Aug. 28 and 29.

Officials are now asking anyone who attended the events to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 until Sept. 12, which is 14 days after the last possible exposure.

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If they are experiencing symptoms, they should self-isolate and look to get tested, officials said.

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York Region Public Health has listed the following events as places where positive coronavirus cases have been detected:

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  • A private residence in Whitchurch-Stouffville on Aug. 28
  • Rexdale Singh Sabha Religious Centre on Baywood Road in Toronto on Aug. 28
  • Lakshmi Narayamandir Temple on Morningview Trail on Aug. 28
  • A private residence in Markham on Aug. 29

Officials said Saturday that 11 people had been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus but provided an updated total on Sunday.

They are encouraging everyone to continue to practice physical distancing, good hygiene, and to continue wearing masks when inside or where physical distancing isn’t possible.

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