Guelph’s public health unit reported three new cases of COVID-19 in the city on Thursday, with the total case count rising to 5,163.
The latest data shows that Guelph has 14 active cases, and two new recoveries are also reported. The total cases resolved is 5,104, while the city’s fatal case count of 45 remains unchanged.
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One new case has been reported in Wellington County, with a total case count reaching 2,178. Active cases are at 20 with eight reported recoveries. The death toll in the county remains at 38.
In Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, there are three cases treated in a hospital, including one in intensive care.
There are six confirmed cases among six public and Catholic schools in Guelph and Wellington County. The University of Guelph says there are three COVID-19 cases connected to the campus.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said 86.9 percent of eligible residents, those who turn 12 in 2021 or older, have been fully vaccinated, while 89 percent have received a dose of the vaccine.
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In Guelph, 92.1% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 94.3% are partially vaccinated. In Wellington County, 79.5% are fully vaccinated and 81.2% have received a dose.
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So far this week, 2,950 vaccines have been administered in the region, including about 300 first doses, around 350 second doses and 2,300 third doses.
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As of Thursday, 81.7 percent of eligible students on the Upper Grand District School Board have been fully vaccinated, while 84.3 percent have received two doses on the Wellington Catholic District School Board.
Public health began administering the Pfizer vaccine to children ages five to 11 on Thursday.
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