Thursday, May 19, 2022
Home Covid-19 13 patients in Guelph hospital with COVID-19, 2 active outbreaks in the...

13 patients in Guelph hospital with COVID-19, 2 active outbreaks in the city

Guelph General Hospital is reporting Tuesday that it is treating 13 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, while 22 staff members are off work due to the virus.

The number of patients has decreased by one from what was reported the previous day, while the number of staff off work remained the same.

Read more:

‘Everyone’s done with this,’ Doug Ford says as he defends lifting proof of vax requirement

Across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, public health reports 20 people are in the hospital with COVID-19, including four in an intensive care unit.

Guelph’s coronavirus death toll remains at 52 during the pandemic with the latest fatal case being reported on Feb. 9.

Testing has captured 10 new cases in the city, raising its total case count to 9,172. However, that is an underestimate of the true widespread transmission of the virus due to testing restrictions.

Story continues below advertisement

Guelph has at least 169 active cases, while 21 cases are now considered resolved, raising that total figure to 8,951.

There are two active COVID-19 outbreaks among Guelph’s health facilities.

Five staff members and two residents have tested positive for the coronavirus since an outbreak was declared on Jan. 4 in the Village of Riverside Glen’s retirement home. Fifteen patients and one staff member caught the disease at the Homewood Health Centre following an outbreak declared on Feb. 1.

Click to play video: 'Alberta lifts mask mandates for children 12 and under'

Alberta lifts mask mandates for children 12 and under

Alberta lifts mask mandates for children 12 and under

The latest public health data shows 86.3 per cent of eligible residents in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph — those turning five or older — are considered fully vaccinated, while 89.9 per cent have received at least one vaccine dose.

Just over 60 per cent of adults over the age of 18 in the region have received a booster.

Story continues below advertisement

Read more:

COVID-19 — Guelph, Waterloo Region residents aged 12-17 can receive booster as of Friday

Looking just at Guelph, 88.6 per cent of all eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 63.3 per cent of adults over 18 have received a booster.

So far this week, about 700 vaccines have been administered in the region.

© 2022 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Most Popular

Region had sharp rise in opioid-related deaths, hospital visits during pandemic: MLHU

New findings from the Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) show the region had a sharp rise in deaths and hospital visits related to opioid use...

CFL and CFL Players’ Association reach tentative collective agreement

CFL and CFL Players’ Association have reached a tentative bargaining agreement Wednesday night, ending the second strike in league history. Details of the agreement are...

Spirits high in Lethbridge as Battle of Alberta kicks off

For more than three decades, the Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers have avoided their provincial neighbours in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Now, the two teams’...

Kenney’s plan to step down as UCP leader shows how hard merging 2 parties is: political commentator

The difficulty that can result from merging two political parties was underscored by Premier Jason Kenney’s announcement Wednesday that he intends to step down...