COVID-19 cases from Oshawa basketball tournament now at 25 – 16 from Quebec

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Published August 25, 2021 at 11:22 am

A COVID-19 outbreak from an Oshawa basketball tournament earlier this month has grown to 25 active cases, including nine from Ontario and two from Durham Region.

The outbreak 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.

As many as 7,000 people attended the five-day event over the five days. Durham Region’s Health Department appealed to the media for help this week after 20 cases were identified and contract tracing efforts were not having the desired result.

The case load is now at 25, with 16 coming from Quebec and Dr. Robert Kyle, Durham’s Medical Officer of Health is urging anyone who attended the event to get tested “as soon as possible.”

Local residents who attended the 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.

For more information about Durham Region Health Department’s COVID-19 response or current case monitoring, please visit www.durham.ca/novelcoronavirus or www.durham.ca/covidcases.

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