Public health: seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wellington; 40 in region

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Public health officials say there are now seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Wellington County – and 40 across the region.

On March 30 and 31, 29 new cases were added to Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health’s (WDGPH) assessment centre and case data webpage.

There are 20 cases in Guelph, 12 in Dufferin County and seven in Wellington.

On March 26, just seven local cases were listed on the WDGPH data website – and only one in Wellington County.

The March 31 update denotes that there are 40 cases to date – 29 reported within the previous 48 hours – and two “resolved” cases in the region.

The site notes 22 people are self-isolating and three are hospitalized, including one person in an intensive care unit. The status of the other 13 cases is not listed.

According to public health, 10 patients acquired the virus after contact with another positive COVID-19 patient, and three contracted it in the community. Officials aren’t yet sure how the remaining patients contracted COVID-19.

As of March 29, the Guelph assessment centre had assessed 718 people and tested 299. In Orangeville the numbers were 1,465 and 456, respectively. There currently are no assessment centres in Wellington County. Provincial COVID-19 figures included: 48,461 tested, 1,706 confirmed cases, 431 resolved and 23 deaths.

To visit the province’s new COVID-19 website click here.

For up-to-date local health information regarding COVID-19, visit the public health website.

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