COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations steady across WDGPH region

WELLINGTON COUNTY – COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have remained steady over the last week in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region.


As of Nov. 30, there are 109 confirmed active cases in the region, up slightly from from 102 on Nov. 23.

In Wellington County, there are 27 known active cases, unchanged from last week. Over half (14) are in Centre Wellington.

In Dufferin County there are 15 active cases (down from 22) and in Guelph there are 63 (up from 51).

Many health officials have previously suggested actual case numbers are likely five times the reported figures.

WDGPH COVID-19 case data as of Nov. 30, 2022.



WDGPH’s website states there are 17 COVID-positive patients hospitalized across the region as of Nov. 28.

That figure is up slightly from 15 on Nov. 23.

None of the hospitalized COVID patients are in an intensive care unit (unchanged).


The public health dashboard now classifies residents into three categories:

  • “up to date” with COVID-19 vaccinations;
  • “additional dose recommended;” or
  • “initiate population” (those without any vaccinations).

On Nov. 30 public health considered 26.6% of the local population up to date with vaccination, which it defines as having received a vaccine in the last six months.

It recommends an additional dose for 60.3% of area residents, noting they are eligible for another dose and six months has passed since their previous dose. That leaves 13.1% without a dose.

In Wellington County the figures are 26.6, 58.3 and 15.1% respectively.

With colder weather now here, public health officials continue to remind residents to stay up-to-date with vaccinations.


As of Nov. 30, a total of 189 deaths across the WDGPH region have been attributed to COVID-19, unchanged from a week ago.

Wellington County residents account for 60 of the COVID-19 deaths in the WDGPH region (also unchanged).

Facility outbreaks

There are active COVID-19 outbreaks at four health care facilities in the region as of Nov. 29:

  • Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care Home (Oak Glen and Birch Dale units) in Aboyne, declared on Nov. 21;
  • St. Joseph Health Centre Long-Term Care facility (unit 3N) in Guelph, declared on Nov. 25;
  • Homewood Health Centre hospital (Trillium 2 unit) in Guelph, declared on Nov. 24; and
  • Elliott Community Long-Term Care facility (Fountain unit) in Guelph, declared on Nov. 27.