Straining the resources of the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit is among the worries for the local medical officer of health.
During a virtual news conference on Nov. 30, Dr. Shanker Nesathurai expressed his worries as Haldimand and Norfolk on Monday moved into the orange-restrict category of the province’s COVID-19 response strategy from the yellow-protect
“We get individual cases, and some Individual cases have one or two contacts, and some of them may have 15 contacts,” he said. “It’s not just the number of cases but the number of contacts associated with those cases.”
Since the pandemic began in March there have been 658 positive cases of COVID-19 in Haldimand and Norfolk. Of the positive cases, 573 people have recovered.
There have been 57 new cases reported in the last two weeks.
The province’s framework has five designations: green-prevent, yellow-protect, orange-restrict, red-control and lockdown.