WELLINGTON COUNTY – There are 170 confirmed active cases of COVID-19 throughout the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region as of May 24, a 31 per cent decrease from 247 cases reported on May 17.
As of Tuesday, there are 40 known active cases in Wellington County, 33 in Dufferin County, and 92 in Guelph.
Provincial health officials admit limited access to COVID testing has resulted in an under-representation of how many active cases there truly are in the province.
Hospitalization data has not been updated since May 12, when there were 17 people testing positive for the virus who were admitted to WDGPH region hospitals, of which two were in an ICU.
Across the WDGPH region, as of May 18, there are 157,238 people (58.3% of those 12 and older) who have received three vaccine doses, 259,322 people (88% of those five and older) who have received two doses and 7,726 have received a single dose.
At the county level, as of May 18, there are 49,861 people in Wellington (58.7% of those 12 and older) who have received three vaccine doses, 80,226 people (86.3% of those five and older) who have received two doses, and 2,290 have received a single dose.
There have been no new deaths reported since last week’s update. There have been 162 deaths across the WDGPH region attributed to COVID-19.
An outbreak, declared on May 16, is ongoing in the ‘A’ and ‘B’ wings of a Caressant Care long-term care home in Harriston. Four residents have tested positive.