WDGPH reporting seven new COVID-19 cases in region over weekend

WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is reporting seven new COVID-19 cases over the weekend (July 23 to 25).

The region’s active case count now sits at 27, down from 42 on July 19.

The region’s latest case rate per 100,000 population is 6.7, less than half the rate (13.8) one week ago. The rate has dropped dramatically since the first week of May, when it was 96.8.

As of July 22, 1.2 per cent of COVID-19 tests are returning positive for the virus, down from close to 2% last week.

There are four people hospitalized in the region due to COVID-19 as of July 15, with two in intensive care.


On June 10, the province declared the WDGPH region a COVID-19 “hotspot” due to the presence of the Delta variant.

WDGPH estimates the Delta (India) variant as the most prevalent variant of concern (VOC) in the region, representing an estimated 52% of VOCs between July 18 and 24.

In Wellington County, that estimate is 33% for the same time period.

Local trends

Wellington County had one new case over the weekend, bringing the total active cases in the county to six, down from 14 last week.

Active cases in Guelph have declined to 18 and Dufferin County has two active cases.


Municipality-specific active COVID-19 case counts as of July 26, 2021. (WDGPH image)



Since last week, another 3,124 residents in the WDGPH region received their first dose.

As of July 26, 218,293 residents in the region – or 80.9% of the population aged 12 or older – have received at least one dose.

In Wellington County 74.3% of eligible residents have received at least one dose as of July 26, lagging behind 76.9% in Dufferin County and 86.7% in Guelph.

As of July 26, there are 181,704 eligible residents (67.4%) fully vaccinated, an increase of 20,461 or 13% since July 19.

Across the region, 72.9% of high school students have received at least one vaccination dose, while 48% are fully vaccinated. Results for individual boards and schools are included in the table below.


Vaccination rates for local high schools as of July 26, 2021. (WDGPH image)