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COVID-19 Update - Grey Bruce as of March 11th

Posted On: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

As of March 11, 2021 Grey Bruce is in the Green- Prevent Zone in the Ontario COVID-19 response framework. 12 active cases.

COVID-19 Update - Grey Bruce as of March 11th

Current Situation: As of March 1, 2021 Grey Bruce is in the Green- Prevent Zone  in the Ontario COVID-19 response framework.

Follow the 3 W’s – Wash hands frequently, Watch distance (ideally 6ft), and Wear face covering correctly, and the 2 A’s - Avoid Crowds and Arrange for outdoor activities instead of indoors whenever possible.

The Situation Report data aligns with the provincial Case and Contact Management (CCM) systems.  Click here for details.

Testing and case counts reported as of 23:59 hrs, March 9, 2021:

·1 new case(s) reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce: 1 – Grey Highlands

·718 confirmed cases; includes 2 cases of Variants of Concern (VOC): 1- Brazil Variant 501v; 1- South African Variant 501y. (These cases are resolved as identifying a specific variant can take 2-3 weeks.)

·12 active case(s)

·47 active high-risk contacts

·704 resolved cases

·0 confirmed case(s) hospitalized

·2 deaths

·81 cases reported in health care workers; reports health care workers living in Grey Bruce and working both in and outside Grey Bruce.

Vaccine - Website - The Grey Bruce Health Unit COVID-19 Vaccination Program Plan

·12135 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Grey and Bruce

·Vaccine Progress March 8 (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca)

Future Vaccination Planning:

Vaccine rollout: Weekly Vaccine Schedule - March 8

o   For week of March 8, vaccinations will focus on: Community Health Care Workers in Highest/Very High Categories; Clients over 80, Clinics within First Nation Communities continue, SOAHAC clinics for First Nation Clients not living in First Nation Communities.

·Notes:

o   For client’s over 80 years of age – primary care will be reaching out to you directly.  

o   Clinics for 80+ are being scheduled in partnership with primary care as vaccine supply permits.

o   Clients without a Health Care Provider, or whose Health Care Provider is outside Grey Bruce, will be directed to call a 1-800 number to schedule their appointment when the number is available on or after March 15, 2021.

o   Appointments not available by calling your healthcare provider – they will call you

o   Appointments are not available by calling the Health Unit at this time.

o   No one will be left out.  We are working closely to ensure all our priority populations are serviced.  

 

Active Outbreaks:

 

Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

  • Public Health has been actively engaged to support schools with ongoing updates and consultation meetings with local Boards and officials from all schools in Grey and Bruce
  • GBHU COVID-19 Team continue with case and contact management, reporting, and responding to COVID-19 related calls. Contact tracing exceeds provincial targets with 100% of all cases contacted within 24 hours
  • GBHU Team continue to ensure essential public health activities not related to COVID-19

 

Provincial COVID-19 Data - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data

·Provincial Testing Data

·Provincial Hospitalization Data

·Provincial Likely Source of Infection Data

·Raw Data to Download - Provincial

Media Relations

Please connect with Media Coordinator, Drew Ferguson, at D.Ferguson@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1269

 

 

Sincerely,
Dr. Ian Arra,  MD MSc FRCPC ACPM ABPM
Medical Officer of Health and Chief Executive Officer 
Grey Bruce Health Unit 101 17th Street East
Owen Sound ON  N4K 0A5
Phone:  (519)376-9420,  Ext. 1241  Fax: (519)376-0605

I.Arra@publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

www.publichealthgreybruce.on.ca

 

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