COVID-19 outbreak connected to Guelph, Ont. wedding: public health

The fourth wave of COVID-19 is impacting many parts of Canada and medical professionals are warning that if action isn't taken soon, the country could deal with a worse situation than it has seen in the previous three waves of the novel coronavirus.

The public health unit that oversees Guelph, Ont., says a COVID-19 outbreak has been declared following a wedding in the city’s downtown core.

In an email on Wednesday, Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said anyone who attended the ceremony at the Basilica of Our Lady on Aug. 21 at 2:30 p.m. or the reception in Puslinch is considered a high-risk contact.

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The health unit said the transmission of COVID-19 is believed to have occurred at the events and an outbreak has been declared.

In a letter attached to the email, public health said anyone who attended the wedding should get tested for COVID-19 and self-isolate until the end of the day Wednesday.

It’s unclear how many people attended the wedding or the reception afterwards, but public health says there have been 16 confirmed cases linked to the events.

— More to come

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