12 more coronavirus cases now linked to GTA wedding

Sep 8 2020, 7:58 am

A total of 23 COVID-19 cases have been linked to a Toronto wedding that took place during the last weekend of August.

On September 5, York Regional Public Health initially said 11 attendees tested positive for the virus, but reported 12 more cases on Sunday.

The health agency said that the people who tested positive attended a series of wedding events at four locations in Toronto, Markham, and Whitchurch-Stouffville between August 28 and August 29.

The locations include:

  • Friday, August 28: Private residence in the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville
  • Friday, August 28: Rexdale Singh Sabha Religious Centre at 47 Baywood Road in the City of Toronto
  • Friday, August 28: Lakshmi Narayamandir Temple at 1 Morningview Trail in the City of Toronto
  • Saturday, August 29: Private residence in the City of Markham

Of the 23 confirmed cases, 18 are residents of York Region, four are residents of Durham Region and one is a resident of Peel Region.

“Anyone who attended these or other events related to this wedding are advised to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms until Saturday, September 12, 2020 as they may have been exposed to the infection,” the release says.

According to York Region Public Health, they have followed up with known close contacts of the identified cases and directed them to self-isolate for 14 days and to go for testing.

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