KITCHENER -- A St. Marys man, who was diagnosed with COVID-19, remains in hospital in serious condition.

Dr. Miriam Klassen, the Medical Officer of Health for Huron-Perth, says the man did exactly what he was supposed to do.

“He self-isolated at home when he became sick with gastrointestinal and chronic illness issues unrelated to COVID-19,” she says in a press release. “Once his symptoms changed and were aligned with COVID-19, the appropriate precautions were taken and he was tested.”

Dr. Klassen adds that public health is contacting anyone who may have been exposed or at risk.

“If there were a greater community exposure we would be sure to let everyone know,” she says.