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25 confirmed outbreak cases at Oshawa basketball tourney

Participants of Oshawa basketball tournament have been urged to get tested for Covid-19 by Durham Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Robert Kyle.

The Health Department is currently investigating a Covid-19 outbreak that is connected to the 43rd Annual Jane and Finch Classic basketball tournament, held at the Playground Global facility at 1313 Boundary Road, Oshawa, from August 3 to 8. This is an active investigation and the Health Department is in the process of gathering information, he said.

There were potentially 7,000 people who attended this event over the five days. We have currently identified 25 cases linked to this outbreak: 16 cases from Quebec and nine in Ontario. Of the Ontario cases, two cases are residents of Durham Region. “I urge anyone who attended the event to get tested as soon as possible,” Dr. Kyle said.

He reminded organizers of events that Covid-19 continues to spread in our community, and we must all work together to help keep each other healthy. To protect all attendees and staff at events, organizers must comply with public health measures, restrictions and capacity limits as communicated by the Province in Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen.

Local residents who attended the 43rd Annual Jane and Finch Classic basketball tournament can make an appointment to get tested for Covid-19 by visiting http://covidswab.lh.ca or calling the Health Department’s Durham Health Connection Line at 905-668-2020 or 1-800-841-2729.

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