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Now 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Guelph: Public Health

Total of 26 in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, 18 of those confirmed in last 48 hours
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Guelph's COVID-19 screening centre opened on Tuesday and is open seven days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tony Saxon/GuelphToday

The employee of the No Frills on Harvard Road would be Guelph’s 14th case of COVID-19 once confirmed by Public Health.

Earlier in the day, prior to the No Frills case being confirmed by the store and its parent company Loblaws, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said there were a total of 26 cases in its coverage area: 13 in Guelph, four in Wellington county and six in Dufferin.

Public Health said it did not yet have confirmation of the No Frills case.

Two other cases had been resolved.

Of those 26 current cases, 23 were self-isolating and three were in hospital – one of them in intensive care.

The Guelph Assessment Centre has had 718 visitors since it opened March 17 with 299 people being tested.

The totals do not include the four staff of Guelph General Hospital who got the virus because they do not reside in WDG Public Health's coverage area.

Public Health reminds anyone with symptoms to visit its self-assessment tool and follow the recommended steps. 

• If no symptoms are present, people should continue to monitor themselves for symptoms and get information online from reliable sources.

• For mild symptoms, stay home and self-isolate. The province's online self-assessment tool can help determine if individuals need to seek further care.

• For moderate symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, individuals should contact their family doctor to arrange an over-the-phone assessment. They may direct individuals to a COVID-19 assessment clinic.

Individuals who are sent to an assessment clinic will be seen by a clinician who will provide further instruction. If a test is required, the clinician will make the arrangements. Not all individuals will be tested once assessed.

• For severe symptoms, please go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.