COVID-19 – Huron County‘s First COVID-19 Case Confirmed

March 28, 2020

[Huron County, Ontario]- Dr. Miriam Klassen, Medical Officer of Health confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 in Huron County. A total of three new confirmed cases were announced today in Huron Perth, this brings the total confirmed cases to five for the area.

As reported by Huron Perth Public Health, the Huron County case is a male in 60s from South Huron who presented at South Huron Hospital and was transferred to London Health Sciences Centre. There is no travel history or known contact with positive cases.

Huron County Warden Jim Ginn continues to promote the direction provided by Huron Perth Public Health. “We recognise that it was only a matter of time before Huron confirmed its first case. This highlights the importance for all residents to follow Huron Perth Public Health recommendations in order to avoid further community spread of COVID-19” says Ginn. “As we deal with the stress of this news and our concern for this individual and his family, it demonstrates the urgent need for all residents to practice physical distancing, avoid close contact with those outside of immediate family, and simply stay home.”

All returning travelers are required to self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. Individuals who suspect they have COVID-19 can consult the COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool on the Ontario Government site.

Stay informed on the COVID-19 situation in Huron County by visiting the Huron-Perth Public Health website.


Our spokesperson is: Jim Ginn, Warden. 519.524.8394 x 3224.


For more information contact:

Jim Ginn, Warden,
519.524.8394 (ext 3224)