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Positive COVID-19 test linked to Banting Secondary School

The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting a positive COVID-19 case at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School in London. 

Banting is the third high school in the region to have a person test positive

Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School is the third high school in the London region to have an individual contract the virus. (Provided by: The Thames Valley District School Board)

The Middlesex London Health Unit (MLHU) is reporting a positive COVID-19 case at Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School in London. 

The health unit said Friday night that parents, staff and students at the school had been notified that someone was infected.

As is its practice, MLHU and the Thames Valley District School Board would not say, citing privacy rules, whether a student or a staff person had tested positive.

The province will make this information public when it updates this data base in the coming days.

"If you are not contacted by the MLHU, your child is not considered to be at risk," said Thames Valley Education Director Mark Fisher. 

The first positive case in a London high school was at Beal, followed by Saunders. Earlier in the week an outbreak was declared at Arthur Currie Elementary School in northwest London, meaning more than one person had tested positive. 

One French language school in London has also had positive cases, with staff members at École élémentaire La Pommeraie testing positive. 

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