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People to receive COVID-19 results online

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The Ontario government said it will allow its 34 local public health units to recruit volunteers to help it conduct an ever-expanding number of contact tracing investigations and patient follow-ups as the COVID-19 outbreak spreads, noting that it is preparing an online portal so people tested for COVID-19 infection can receive results online.

“It will help reduce the burden on our public health units and front line health workers, allowing them to focus their efforts where they are needed most during this challenging time,” Health Minister Christine Elliott said in a statement.

Health units have been under strain for weeks as they try to conduct detailed investigations to document all of the people each confirmed COVID-19 patient came into contact with over the days where they were likely infectious.

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