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Haldimand-Norfolk hospital admissions due to COVID-19 are all trending in the right direction.

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The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit reported on Friday that just one person was hospitalized with COVID-19 at one of the three local hospitals and that person is not in intensive care.

A week ago, eight people were in the hospital and two in intensive care.

The inpatient rate at the region’s three local hospitals has fallen slightly from 90.4 percent to 80.2 percent, while the intensive care unit rate has also fallen from 100 percent to 65.2 percent.

The occupancy figures given are as of Wednesday.

Capacities are based on the percentage of beds occupied at all times, regardless of the reason for admission. Haldimand-Norfolk’s three hospitals have 164 inpatient beds and 10 intensive care beds.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 refers to residents admitted due to COVID-19.

There were 78 deaths attributed to COVID-19 and there were 23 people who tested positive but died from complications attributed to other diseases.

HNHU reported 13 new COVID-19 cases in the past 48 hours on Friday.

As of Friday, there have been five outbreaks in high-risk areas in the region, three as retirement homes and two in nursing homes.

HNHU has administered 211,518 doses of the vaccine and now 67,419 people have completed their vaccination course. 29,912 booster doses were also administered.

The total number of doses administered in Haldimand-Norfolk is 249,843. Some area residents have been dosed outside of HNHU.

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The percentage of people five years and older who are fully vaccinated is 79.4 percent and 82 percent of those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 18 percent of the population are unvaccinated.

The health department points out that data on vaccinations can be delayed by up to 48 hours.

Walk-in vaccination clinics are now available at Norfolk General Hospital for people aged 12 and over Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm. There is also a consultation hour on Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Waterford Community Center

The GO-VAXX bus stops at Courtland Public School on Saturday from 10am to 6pm

Visit to book an appointment at any of the clinics above.

Those unable to reach a vaccination clinic can call 519-427-5903 to request free transportation.

There is also a homebound service for people who have difficulty leaving their homes. This program involves two healthcare professionals visiting homes and administering the first and second doses in Haldimand and Norfolk.

Visit or call 519-427-5903 for more information about the program.

Visit for more information and full details on vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk counties and for more information on Ontario rollout.

The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic County School Board and the Grand Erie County School Board report the percentage of student and staff absences at each of their schools. Numbers are based on those attending face-to-face classes.

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Visit for the full list of BHNCDSB schools and for the full list of GEDSB schools.

On Friday, Public Health Ontario reported 948 people hospitalized, the lowest number of people hospitalized on a weekday with complete data since April 1. Of the hospitalized patients, 154 are in intensive care.

The province reported 1,096 new cases in the past 24 hours, although that number is likely to be underreported due to limited access to testing.

Fifteen new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday and there have been 13,210 deaths in the province since the pandemic began in March 2020.

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