Peterborough’s first confirmed case of coronavirus at Trent University: president –

March 16, 2020

The first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Peterborough area has been associated with Trent University’s campus in Peterborough, according to its top member.

University president and vice-chancellor Leo Groarke informed students and staff in an email Sunday.

On Sunday evening, Peterborough Public Health confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in its jurisdiction which includes the city, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.

The health unit said a man in his 30s had recently travelled to Spain and Portugal. He visited Peterborough Regional Health Centre on March 12 after showing flu-like symptoms. He was treated and is self-isolating.

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