19 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Guelph, Active Cases Fall to 70 | The Canadian News

Guelph’s public health unit reported 19 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the city’s total case count to 5,018.

The latest data includes cases between Friday and Monday morning, as active cases fell by 23 over the weekend to 70 with another 42 recoveries.

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The total number of resolved cases rose to 4,903 and the city’s death toll from coronavirus stood at 45.

In Wellington County, 17 new cases have also been confirmed, as the case count increased to 1,955.

Active cases have risen to 34 in the county and 16 new recoveries have been reported. The death toll in the county related to the new coronavirus remains at 38.

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The school boards of the Catholic districts of Upper Grand and Wellington are reporting 15 cases among 12 schools in Guelph and Wellington counties.

The University of Guelph has 14 confirmed campus-related cases.

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health now includes children who turn 12 in 2021 in its eligible population, which means that vaccination rates have dropped.

That means 81.9 percent of eligible residents are now considered fully vaccinated, while 86.4 percent have received a dose of the vaccine.

In Guelph, 87.4% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 91.9% are partially vaccinated, while in Wellington County, 75.1% are fully vaccinated and 79% have received one dose.

Last week, about 5,800 vaccine injections were given, including about 1,800 first doses, 3,000 second doses, and roughly 1,000 third doses.

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Third doses are offered to specific high-risk groups, such as organ transplant recipients and residents of high-risk congregated settings.

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With students back in class, public health is releasing COVID-19 vaccination rates within local high schools.

As of Monday, 76.7 percent of high school students on the Upper Grand District School Board have been fully vaccinated, while 78.8 percent have received two doses on the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

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