Over a dozen people test positive for coronavirus after GTA church events

Sep 5 2020, 9:57 am

A total of 15 people who attended two GTA church services have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to Toronto Public Health and York Region Public Health, anyone who attended the two Miracle Arena for All Nations events is at risk for potential exposures to the virus.

On Sunday, August 16, several contagious parishioners attended events at the church’s locations at 20 Milvan Drive in Toronto and 10800 Weston Road in Vaughan.

“To date, a total of 15 people from across the GTA have since tested positive for COVID-19 and can be traced back to these events,” Toronto Public Health said in a release. “Anyone who attended these, or other events related to this church, is advised to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms until Friday, September 18, as there may be others in the group who were contagious.”

Local health units report that they have followed up with all known close contacts of the identified cases, and directed them to self-isolate for 14 days and to go for testing.

The church is also reportedly notifying members of its community about the potential exposures and working with both health authorities.

The exposure event was reported on Friday, the day before Ontario reported its highest daily rate of new coronavirus infections since near the end of July.

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