WELLINGTON COUNTY – Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) is reporting 36 new COVID-19 cases over the weekend (June 4 to 6), bringing the region’s active case count to 135.
That’s down from 190 on May 31 and the lowest it has been since March 22. Active cases in the region reached a record high of 679 on April 18.
The region’s case rate per 100,000 population also continues to drop dramatically, from 96.8 in the first week of May to 29.2 as of June 5.
As of June 3, 3.6 per cent of COVID-19 tests are returning positive for the virus.
There are 13 people hospitalized due to COVID-19 as of June 3, with five in intensive care at either Guelph General Hospital or Headwaters Health Care in Orangeville (Wellington County hospitals do not have ICUs).
As of June 1, WDGPH reports 71.7% of all COVID-19 cases confirmed the region (seven-day moving average) are variants of concern.
To date there have been 2,075 confirmed cases of the B117 (UK) variant, 56 cases of the P1 (Brazilian) variant, five of the B1617 (Indian) variant and a single case of the B1351 (South African) variant.
An additional 186 individuals have screened positive for a variant of concern not yet identified.
Wellington County had three new cases over the weekend, bringing the total active cases to 24, down from 38 on May 31 and a significant decrease from the record high of 122 set on April 19.
To date, there are no cases in Wellington County that have been identified as the Indian or South African variants.
Dufferin County has 31 active cases as of June 7, down from 46 reported on May 31.
Guelph has 79 active cases as of June 7, down from 108 cases previously reported on May 31.
Public health is also reporting five more COVID-19 related deaths, with two in Wellington County.
As of June 7, there have been 120 deaths attributed to the virus across the WDGPH region, including 40 in Wellington County.
Since May 31, another 19,172 residents in the WDGPH region have received at least one vaccine dose, bringing the total as of June 7 to 179,228 residents, or 66.4% of the population aged 12 or older.
Public health was aiming to have 75% of the region’s eligible population at least partially vaccinated by June. As of June 7, 62% of Wellington County’s eligible population is at least partially vaccinated.
To date, there are also 16,795 residents, or 6.2% of the eligible population in the WDGPH region, who are fully vaccinated.
At least 193,845 doses have been administered in the region between the start of the year and June, according to the latest WDGPH data.
There are currently no facility or childcare centre outbreaks and one workplace outbreak in the WDGPH region.
Two previously reported outbreaks at Eureka Kids childcare in Erin and Hyland Centre Child Care in Dufferin County, have been declared over.