Monday, January 17, 2022

At least 71 new COVID-19 cases in Guelph, 10 confirmed outbreaks in health facilities

Guelph’s public health unit on Wednesday reported 71 new cases of COVID-19 in the city, bringing the total number of cases to 8,023.

However, due to recent test eligibility changes, the provincial government says the count underestimates the true spread of the virus in the community.

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The latest figures show that the city has at least 802 active cases, with 234 new recoveries being reported. The total resolved cases are 7,174.

The city’s fatalities remain at 47 after one death was reported the previous day.

In Wellington County, another 52 confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported, raising its total to 3,694. Active cases stand at 459, of which 130 have been confirmed cured.

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The death toll in the county stood at 41 after two fatalities were reported on Monday.

In Wellington-Duffrin-Guelph, 30 cases are being treated in hospital, three of whom are in intensive care.

There are 14 confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks among health facilities in Guelph and Wellington counties.

One of the latest outbreaks has been announced at Homewood Health Center where 16 residents and six staff members have tested positive.

The Village of Riverside Glen is now reporting 57 COVID-19 cases among staff and residents at its retirement home and long-term care facility.

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Public health data shows that 83 per cent of eligible residents in Wellington-Duffrin-Guelph – who are five or older – considered fully vaccinated, while 88.5 per cent received at least one vaccine dose. has done.

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The agency also announced Wednesday that it had hit the milestone of fully vaccinating 90 percent of residents over the age of 12.

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In Guelph, 85 percent of all eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 90.7 percent partially vaccinated, while in Wellington County, 81.9 percent are fully vaccinated and 87.3 percent received a single dose Is.

About 7,800 vaccines have been administered to the region so far this week, most of which are third dose enhancement.

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