WELLINGTON COUNTY – Public health data indicates the number of COVID-19 cases in Wellington County has remained relatively steady recently.
The May 15 update on the Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) indicates there are 55 cases in the county, including 35 resolved cases and two deaths.
That means there have been only nine new cases reported in the county over the last two weeks (since May 1), and just four since May 6.
Resolved cases are up from 21 to 35 over the last two weeks, and there has not been a COVID-19-related death reported in the county since April 19.
May 15 virus numbers for elsewhere in the WDGPH region include:
- Guelph, 125 cases (up from 110 on May 1), 76 resolved cases (up from 40) and eight deaths (up from five); and
- Dufferin County, 147 cases (up from 110 two weeks ago), 66 resolved cases (up from 40) and 22 deaths (up from 15).
The latest case data from Wellington County is shown below.
The latest institutional outbreak update from WDGPH shows just one outbreak in the region: at Shelburne Residence, which has 84 cases (55 residents and 29 staff) and 19 deaths.
The May 14 update declares an outbreak over at Norfolk Manor in Guelph, which had 29 cases (22 resident cases, seven staff cases) and seven deaths.
An outbreak is defined as one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within a long-term care home, retirement home or hospital.
An outbreak is declared over 14 days after symptoms began in the most recent case and when no other cases are suspected.