Monday, November 29, 2021
Home Covid-19 5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Guelph, active cases increase to 33

5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Guelph, active cases increase to 33

Guelph’s public health unit reported five new cases of COVID-19 in the city on Wednesday as the total case count during the pandemic reached 5,150.

The latest data shows Guelph has 33 active cases, with two recoveries being reported.

Total resolved cases are at 5,072, while the city’s fatal case count of 45 has remained unchanged for several weeks.

Read more:
Canadian government to drop negative PCR test requirement for shorter cross-border trips, sources say

One new case was reported in Wellington County on Wednesday, with its total case count climbing to 2,139.

Active cases are at 38 with two recoveries reported. The death toll in the county related to the novel coronavirus stayed at 38.

Story continues below advertisement

Across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, there are two cases being treated in a hospital, including one in intensive care.

There are 15 confirmed cases among nine public and Catholic schools in Guelph and Wellington County, including three cases at Waverley Drive Public School, where an outbreak remains in place.

The University of Guelph says there are no cases connected to the campus.

Pfizer to allow other companies to make its COVID-19 treatment pill

Pfizer to allow other companies to make its COVID-19 treatment pill

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health said 86.5 per cent of eligible residents — those turning 12 in 2021 and older — are considered fully vaccinated, while 88.8 per cent have received one dose of vaccine.

In Guelph, 91.8 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 94 per cent are partially vaccinated, while in Wellington County, 79.2 per cent are fully vaccinated and 81.1 per cent have received one dose.

Story continues below advertisement

So far this week, about 1,400 vaccine shots have been administered, including about 200 first doses, roughly 300 second doses and 900 third doses.

Read more:
Pfizer files for U.S. authorization of its pill to treat COVID-19

Public health is publishing COVID-19 vaccination rates within the local secondary and elementary schools.

As of Wednesday, 81.1 per cent of eligible students in the Upper Grand District School Board have been fully vaccinated, while 83.7 per cent have had two doses in the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

© 2021 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Most Popular

Working group addresses rise in pharmacy robberies in Alberta

Pharmacy robberies have become more common across Alberta over the past year. In response to the escalating crime trend, a provincial working group was created...

Fire department says smoke alarm tampering on the rise in Saskatoon

Last month, at least one person died in an apartment fire in Saskatoon where it appears the occupants had tampered with their smoke alarm. Tampering...

Here’s why WHO skipped 2 Greek letters to name new variant ‘Omicron’

The name of a newly identified variant of the coronavirus has had some social media users scratching their heads about the World Health Organization’s...

Saskatchewan Roughriders looking for elusive post-season success

REGINA – The Saskatchewan Roughriders believe it’s time to turn regular season success into a run for the Grey Cup. The Riders, who host the...