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COVID-19 cases, inpatient hospitalizations in the county, in the region

WELLINGTON COUNTY — Confirmed COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have remained stable in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region over the past week.

As of August 10, there were 273 confirmed active cases in the region, down four from last week’s total of 277.

Recent figures seem to suggest that the seventh wave of the pandemic may be flattening out locally, after a huge spike in July when cases essentially doubled.

This was preceded by a steady decline in cases in May and June.

Wellington County has 76 known active cases as of August 10, which have remained essentially unchanged for the past two weeks (75 on August 3 and 76 on July 27).

Dufferin County has 50 active cases (up from 36 a week ago) and Guelph has 131 (up from 144).

dr Ontario’s chief medical officer of health Kieran Moore said earlier this summer that actual case numbers across the province are likely five times higher than reported numbers.

WDGPH case data as of August 10, 2022.

hospitalizations

As of August 3, 17 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the region, none in intensive care units (ICU) – down from 23 (one in an intensive care unit) two weeks ago.

However, hospital admissions have increased significantly since late May, when five people were hospitalized with the virus (none in an intensive care unit).

vaccinations

As of August 10, in the WDGPH region, 59.9% of residents 12 years and older have received at least three doses of vaccine, while 89% of those five and older have received two doses and 91.5% have received a single dose.

At the county level, as of Wednesday, 60.8% of Wellington residents aged 12 and over had received at least three doses of vaccine, 87.5% of those five and older had received two doses and 89.7% had received a single dose.

Fourth doses are now available for all Ontarians aged 18 to 59, as are Moderna vaccines for those aged six months to five years.

deaths

There were two new COVID-19 deaths in the area this week: a Wellington County man aged 60 to 69 and a Guelph man aged over 80.

As of August 10, a total of 167 deaths across the WDGPH region have been attributed to COVID-19, including 56 in Wellington County.

outbreaks

As of August 5, there were eight active COVID-19 outbreaks in health facilities in the region, including the following in Guelph and Wellington:

  • Village of Riverside Glen Retirement and Long Term Care Homes (various units) in Guelph declared July 9 & 24;
  • Chartwell Royal and Wellington Park retirement homes in Guelph, declared 21 and 26 July;
  • Morriston Park Retirement Home in Puslinch declared 22 July;
  • Strathcona Long Term Care Home (second floor) in Mount Forest declared July 28.

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