COVID-19 cases drop by over 30% in region; hospitalizations remain steady

Regional case count has not been this low since early July

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Confirmed COVID-19 cases have reached a two-month low in the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) region after dropping by over 30% this week.

Meanwhile, local hospitalizations remain steady.

As of Sept. 7, there are 209 confirmed active cases in the region, down drastically from from 304 on Aug. 31, and reaching a low not seen since early July.

In Wellington County, there are 75 known active cases, down 44% from 135 a week ago.

In Dufferin County there are 35 active cases (up from 32 on Aug. 31) and in Guelph there are 98 (down from 136).

True case numbers are about five times what is reported, according to Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore.

WDGPH COVID-19 case data as of Sept. 7, 2022.



As of Sept. 1, there were 23 people hospitalized across the region who tested positive for COVID-19, down slightly from 25 on Aug. 28.

The number of COVID-positive individuals admitted to ICUs remained at one (unchanged from Aug. 28).


As of Sept. 7, 62% of residents aged 12 and older across the health region have received at least three vaccine doses, 84.3% of those aged six months and older have received two doses, and 87% have received a single dose.

At the county level, 62.6% of Wellington residents aged 12 and older have received at least three vaccine doses, 82.6% of those six months and older have had two doses, and 85% have received a single dose.


As of Sept. 7, a total of 172 deaths across the WDGPH region have been attributed to COVID-19, including 57 in Wellington County.


As of Sept. 2, there were six active COVID-19 outbreaks at health care facilities in the region, including the following in the county:

  • Caressant Care Fergus long-term care home (facility-wide), declared Aug. 21;
  • Highland Manor retirement home (facility-wide), declared Aug. 21; and
  • Wellington Terrace Long-Term Care Home (facility-wide), declared Aug. 19.

A previous outbreak at Caressant Care Arthur was declared over on Sept. 1.