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Situation Report #387: COVID-19 April 7, 2021; 18 new cases

Posted On: Thursday, April 8, 2021

72 Active Cases; Includes 71 cases of Variants of Concern (VOC), 18 active; 352 active high-risk contacts

Situation Report #387: COVID-19 April 7, 2021; 18 new cases

Current Situation: Grey Bruce is part of the province-wide emergency shutdown effective Saturday April 3, 2021. The government intends to keep this shutdown in place for at least four weeks.

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, April 7, 2021:

·18 new case(s) reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce: 6 Blue Mountains, 4 Owen Sound, 3 Huron Kinloss, 1 West Grey, 1 South Bruce Peninsula, 1 Kincardine, 1 Hanover, 1 Arran Elderslie

·898 confirmed cases

§  Includes 71 cases of Variants of Concern (VOC), 18 active

§  1 cases referred to other health unit

§  3 cases referred from other health units; 2 Blue Mountains, 1 Huron Kinloss

·72 active case(s)

·352 active high-risk contacts

·822 resolved cases

·1 confirmed case(s) hospitalized in Grey and Bruce due to COVID-19

§  1 case hospitalized outside Grey Bruce

·3 deaths

§  1 additional death related to a Grey Bruce resident acquired the infection and was treated in a separate jurisdiction outside of Grey Bruce

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


Active Outbreaks:

·0 Facility(ies) in COVID-19 outbreak. Reported in Hospitals

o   Outbreak at GBHS declared over


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

·Vaccine shipment week of April 5, 2021, 5980 doses received

·36,028 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Grey and Bruce

Vaccine Progress April 5 (


Future Vaccination Planning:

Vaccine rollout: Detailed Vaccine Schedule for April 5 (

o   For week of April 5, vaccinations will focus on: clients 60+ (Hockey Hubs); First Nation Communities; LTC/Retirement Home staff, residents and essential caregivers (2nd dose); congregate settings, family health team clinics. For Stage 2 Priority groups see: Vaccine Three-Phase Plan (


o   Those turning 60 this year or older, born 1961 or earlier, can make appointments through the provincial on-line booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations at Those without access to the internet can call the toll-free number 1-888-999-6488.

o   Clients without a Health Care Provider or a Health Care Provider outside Grey Bruce, should call the toll-free number 1-888-999-6488.

o   For more information, please view the following: Implementation of Provincial Booking System Across Public Health Units | Ontario Newsroom

o   For detailed Frequently asked questions – visit: Book Vaccine Appointment (

o   Appointments are not available by calling your healthcare provider. Appointments are not available by calling the Health Unit.

o   No one will be left out.    


Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

·Media Release Grey Bruce Priority Population Booking System Now Live and Vaccine for 60+

·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 -

·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 519-376-9420 or 1-800-263-3456 ext. 1269






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