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Grey-Bruce adds 11 COVID cases on Monday, another death reported

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The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with the region passing the 2,000-case mark for the pandemic.

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The new cases included three in West Grey, two each in Owen Sound and Grey Highlands, and one each in Arran-Elderslie, Chatsworth, South Bruce Peninsula and Georgian Bluffs.

Grey-Bruce has now had 2,006 confirmed cases of the the virus, including 175 that are still considered active. Ontario reported 130 new cases on Monday.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit is also monitoring 358 active high-risk contacts, according to Monday’s Situation report, which includes testing and cases up to midnight on Sunday.

There have been a total of 1,814 cases that are considered resolved.

The health unit also reported another death of a Grey-Bruce resident who acquired the infection locally but passed away outside the area. There have now been 15 residents who have died as a result of COVID-19, according to the report.

A total of seven cases remain hospitalized in Grey-Bruce, while three local cases are being treated at hospitals outside the two counties.

There have been 103 cases reported in health-care workers living in Grey-Bruce.

The lone facility still in outbreak is Bobi’s Play School in Meaford.

The health unit was reporting that 204,763 total doses of vaccine had been administered in Grey-Bruce, including 13,165 in the past seven days.

This week, the health unit has received 11,700 doses, with vaccinations to focus on first and second doses for the scheduled and walk-in Hockey Hub clinics, the First Nation and Metis communities and clinics for immuno-compromised and pregnant individuals. There are also mobile, homebound and pop-up clinics planned. A full list of clinics can be found on the health unit website at publichealthgreybruce.on.ca.

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