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Situation Report #654 COVID-19; 82 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce:

Posted On: Friday, December 31, 2021

13 – Kincardine, 11 – Owen Sound, 9 – Saugeen Shores, 6 – Arran-Elderslie, 6 –  Brockton, 6 – Hanover,  6 – West Grey, 5 – Huron Kinloss, 3 – Blue Mountains,  3 – Grey Highlands,  3 – Meaford,  3 – South Bruce Peninsula,  2 – Southgate, 1 – Georgian Bluffs, 1 – South Bruce, 4 – Unknown

Situation Report #654 COVID-19; 82 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce:

 

 

Current Situation:, Public Health Measures, COVID-19 Vaccines for Grey Bruce, COVID-19 Vaccine for Ontario

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.

GET YOUR VACCINE – SEE THE SCHEDULE

STAY HOME IF SICK

Case counts and vaccine data is taken from GBHU Epidemiological Reports as of 23:59 hrs, December 30, 2021:

All data is preliminary and subject to change. Future situation reports will be updated accordingly.

  • 82 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce: 13 – Kincardine, 11 – Owen Sound, 9 – Saugeen Shores, 6 – Arran-Elderslie, 6 –  Brockton, 6 – Hanover,  6 – West Grey, 5 – Huron Kinloss, 3 – Blue Mountains,  3 – Grey Highlands,  3 – Meaford,  3 – South Bruce Peninsula,  2 – Southgate, 1 – Georgian Bluffs, 1 – South Bruce, 4 – Unknown
  • 3602 confirmed cases   (including 2 lab confirmed cases of the Omicron Variant and hundreds by basic lab indicators and epidemiology)
  • 604 active cases
  • High risk Contacts will no longer be reported due to the change in case and contact management - COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Updated Process
  • 2970 resolved cases
  • 8 confirmed local active cases hospitalized in Grey Bruce due to COVID-19
  • 0 confirmed case from Grey Bruce is hospitalized outside of Grey Bruce due to COVID-19
  • 16 deaths in Grey Bruce
    • +1 death related to a Grey Bruce resident that acquired the infection and was treated outside of Grey Bruce
    • +7 deaths related to Grey Bruce residents that acquired the infection in Grey Bruce however passed away outside of Grey Bruce
    • Local and Provincial data may not align as cases with unconfirmed cause of death are not included above but are included in the Provincial data.
    • 128 cases reported in health care workers; reports health care workers living in Grey Bruce and working both in and outside Grey Bruce

 

Active Outbreaks:

  • Rockwood Terrace Long Term Care
  • 3 Facility(ies) in COVID-19 outbreak. Reported in Schools
    • Hepworth Central School
    • Dawnview Public School
    • Owen Sound District Secondary School
  • 1 Facility(ies) in COVID-19 outbreak. Reported in Childcare Centres
    • Vicki’s Sandbox – 1 Cohort

 

Dismissed Cohort(s) – based on 1 case (probable or confirmed) - (more than 1 confirmed case with evidence of transmission within the school environment removes the school from this list and moves it to the outbreak list – see above):

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  • 297,810 Total Doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Grey and Bruce
  • 7,307 Doses given within the past week

 

Future Vaccination Planning: Vaccine Schedule

  • First and second dose may walk-in at all clinics. Those 5-11 and Third dose requires an appointment at all clinics. See Vaccine Clinics – details at Vaccine Schedule (Make sure to scroll to the proper page of the schedule)
  • Individuals aged 18 and over can schedule their booster dose appointment through the Ontario’s booking portal, by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre, through Indigenous-led vaccination clinics, participating pharmacies and primary care settings. Appointments will be booked three months (84 days) after a second dose as the province urgently expands booster eligibility to millions more individuals.

 

Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

  • 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
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