WDGPH: Regional COVID-19 cases now at 230 – including 15 deaths

Total reported cases in Wellington County rise from 31 to 39 in two days

WELLINGTON COUNTY – The latest public health data shows there are now 230 COVID-19 cases in the region.

That figure, included an April 24 Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) update, is up 14% from 201 cases two days ago.

Deaths are up from 13 to 15 in that same period, and there are now 83 resolved cases across the region.

The two-day increase in reported cases represents a 26% rise in Wellington County (31 to 39), 13% in Dufferin County (77 to 87) and 11% in Guelph (89 to 99).

Health officials have cautioned that local cases will continue to rise, despite the announcement by the province that the outbreak has likely peaked in Ontario. Reasons include the opening this week of a new COVID-19 assessment centre in Mount Forest and new provincial criteria to improve access to testing.

Fatal cases remain at two in Wellington, while there are 15 resolved cases in the county.

In Dufferin there have been eight deaths and 31 resolved cases.

For Guelph, the figures are five and 37 respectively.