40 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Guelph, Active Cases Rising to 129 – Guelph | The Canadian News

Guelph’s public health unit is reporting 40 new COVID-19 cases between Friday and Monday morning, bringing the city’s total case count to 4,982.

Active cases rose by 19 over the weekend to 129 with another 21 new recoveries. The total number of resolved cases rose to 4,808 and the city’s death toll from coronavirus remained at 45.

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In Wellington County, 16 new cases have been confirmed as the case count increased to 1,920.

Active cases have risen to 46 in the county and nine new recoveries have been reported. The death toll in the county related to the new coronavirus stood at 39.

Across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, there are six people receiving treatment in a hospital, including two in intensive care.

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School boards in the Upper Grand and Wellington Catholic districts are reporting 27 cases among 15 schools in Guelph and Wellington counties.

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health reports that 81.3 percent of residents age 12 and older are now considered fully vaccinated, while 86.2 percent have received a dose of the vaccine.

In Guelph, 86.9 percent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 91.8 percent are partially vaccinated, while in Wellington County, 74.7 percent are fully vaccinated and 78.9 percent are hundred have received a dose.

Last week, about 5,200 vaccines were administered, including approximately 1,650 first doses, more than 2,800 second doses and approximately 750 third doses.

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

As of Thursday, 75.3 percent of high school students on the Upper Grand District School Board have been fully vaccinated, while 77.3 percent have received two doses on the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

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