Guelph’s public health unit reported nine new COVID-19 cases in the city on Friday, with the total case count rising to 5,214.
The latest data shows that Guelph has 46 active cases, and two new recoveries are also reported. The total number of resolved cases is 5,123, while the city’s count of 45 fatal cases remains unchanged.
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Ten new cases have also been reported in Wellington County, with a total case count reaching 2,220. Active cases are at 33, with three confirmed recoveries. The death toll in the county remains 38.
In Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, there is only one case being treated in a hospital; that patient is in an intensive care unit.
There are 15 confirmed cases among nine public and Catholic schools in Guelph and Wellington County. COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared in three schools: King George Public School and St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School in Guelph and Norwell District High School in Palmerston.
The University of Guelph says there is a COVID-19 case connected to campus.
Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has updated its online vaccination reporting portal to reflect that children ages five to 11 are now eligible for a vaccine.
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As a result, 81.2 percent of eligible residents in the region consider themselves fully vaccinated, while 84.5 percent have received one dose of vaccine.
In Guelph, 83.4% of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 86.7% are partially vaccinated. In Wellington County, 80.2 percent are fully vaccinated and 83.4 percent have received a dose.
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So far this week, 5,600 vaccines have been administered in the region, including some 2,600 first doses, approximately 450 second doses and 2,550 third doses.
As of Friday, 40.2 percent of eligible students on the Upper Grand District School Board have been fully vaccinated, while 39.9 percent have received two doses on the Wellington Catholic District School Board.
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