Second positive case of COVID-19 confirmed in Kawartha Lakes

A woman in her 70s has tested positive for COVID-19 at Ross Memorial Hospital’s Assessment Centre.

“Ross Memorial Hospital received confirmation of a second positive case of COVID-19 in the City of Kawartha Lakes following testing at the hospital’s assessment centre. All established precautions were followed during assessment and testing, ensuring the continued safety of patients and the team,” reads a March 19 release from the hospital.

“Following testing, the individual was advised to self-isolate while awaiting test results. Haliburton, Kawartha, Pie Ridge Health Unit (HKPR) is monitoring the case and conducting follow-up with regard to contact management.”

According to the health unit, the woman is in her 70s and the case is travel-related.

The first case in Kawartha Lakes, a woman in her 60s, was also travel-related.

“Ross Memorial Hospital continues to work closely with the Ministry of Health, our regional and local health care partners including HKPR and local hospitals on a coordinated response,” reads the release.

For information about patient and visitor restrictions at the hospital, visit www.rmh.org/covid-19.