COVID: four new cases reported in Grey-Bruce Friday

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The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported four new COVID-19 infections Friday.

The four newest cases were reported in Georgian Bluffs, Hanover, Owen Sound and South Bruce.

The health unit is now following 30 active confirmed cases in the two counties including three identified as a variant of concern. There are also 56 high-risk close contacts associated with the known active cases.

None of the active COVID-19 cases are hospitalized, but two confirmed cases from Grey-Bruce are hospitalized outside of the region, according to the health unit’s report. The two hospitalized outside of Grey-Bruce are not connected to the Hanover rooming house outbreak, the health unit said. Four patients transferred from other health units are  hospitalized in Grey-Bruce.

To date, 1,379 COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the two counties including 97 in health care workers. Of those, 1,342 are considered resolved.

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There are no reported outbreaks in any hospitals, long-term care and retirement homes, schools or childcare centres in Grey-Bruce. An outbreak at the Forum rooming house in Hanover continues. There are now 16 confirmed cases involved in that outbreak.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit’s report shows 117,166 doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered in the region including 11,404 in the past seven days.

Grey County staff, along with Grey Bruce Health Unit manager Andrew Barton and Director of Operations and Program Director Andra Ashton are holding a virtual town hall for local businesses on June 15 at 7 p.m.

The town hall will allow business owners to ask the GBHU how public health measures will now affect their operations as the province enters Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen.

Local business owners can register online by visiting the Grey County website.

Public health units throughout Ontario reported a combined 574 new COVID-19 infections Friday and four additional virus-related deaths.

The seven-day rolling average was 568.

The test positivity rate remained at two per cent for the 28,949 tests Ontario labs processed during the last reporting period.

Ontario reported 489 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Friday including 366 patients in intensive care units and 292 patients in on a ventilator.

As of 8 p.m. on Thursday evening, more than 10.8 million total COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered.

A new provincial daily record of 199,951 doses administered was achieved Thursday.

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