Vaughan wedding linked to 44 COVID-19 cases

Michael Ranger | posted Thursday, Oct 29th, 2020

Health officials are confirming a COVID-19 outbreak stemming from a wedding in Vaughan.

In a release on Wednesday, York Region Public Health say they have confirmed 44 cases linked to the large gathering. They say over 100 people attended the event and anyone who attended is facing a high risk of exposure.

Over half the cases are from Peel Region. The rest of the cases are spread throughout the province, though most are in the GTA.

  • Peel Region – 31 cases
  • York Region – 5 cases
  • Halton Region – 3 cases
  • Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph – 2 cases
  • Toronto – 1 case
  • Region of Waterloo – 1 case
  • Simcoe Muskoka – 1 case

 

Health officials were notified of the first case on Monday.

The wedding took place over two days at Avani Event Centre in the area of Jane and Langstaff. All the cases have been linked to wedding-related events from Wednesday, Oct. 14 and Sunday, Oct. 18.

Both events took place when York Region was under stage 3 restrictions. The region moved to modified stage 2 restrictions on Oct. 19. Modified stage 2 limits indoor gatherings to 10 and outdoor gatherings to 25 people.

Anyone who attended is being asked to call the public health unit where they reside and to self-isolate for 14 days.

Health units with confirmed cases are continuing to conduct contact tracing and York Region Public Health says their investigation is ongoing.

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