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Information regarding COVID-19 in South Grey

Updated Nov 24, 2020 at 4:14 pm

Current Situation in Grey Bruce

Grey Bruce is in the Yellow Stage

From Grey Bruce Health: We have been seeing a deeply concerning trend of a significant increase in the number of cases locally, and in the number of close contacts of these cases. These findings are indicative of fatigue related to following public health measures. It is important that we re-focus our energy on the basic measures that can keep us safe – the same ones that got us through the spring first wave, including:
the 3 Ws of Washing hands frequently, Watching distance (ideally 6ft), and wear face covering correctly.

As reported by Dr Arra, the chief Medical Officer of Health in Grey Bruce
Testing and case counts as of 15:30 hrs, Nov 24, 2020:

Grey Bruce is the only health unit with no COVID-19 related deaths to date in Ontario.

3 new cases reported in past 24 hours

In Kincardine - 1, in Southgate - 2

  • 283 cases to date (current cumulative total)
  • 2 preliminary positive case pending confirmation
  • 1 indeterminate new case pending confirmation
  • 47 active cases
  • 4 Active probable cases not lab confirmed, but linked to an active case and also symptomatic
  • High risk contacts associated with active cases - 250 
  • 1 cases currently hospitalized
  • 0 deaths in Grey Bruce from COVID-19
  • 224 recovered cases; 15 cases have been referred to other health units
  • 36 cases reported in Health Care Providers working in Grey Bruce
Active Outbreaks
  • 0 Facilities in COVID-19 outbreak reported in Long Term Care / Retirement Homes
  • 0 Facilities in COVID-19 outbreak reported in Schools
  • 0 Facilities in COVID-19 outbreak reported in Daycare

Location of Confirmed cases in Grey and Bruce by Municipality

Upper Tier Municipality Lab Confirmed Cases Active Cases
Grey County Owen Sound* 68 2

Southgate 42 14

Grey Highlands 29 4

Meaford 13 0

West Grey 17 4

Blue Mountains 15 5

Hanover 12 4

Georgian Bluffs 2 0

Chatsworth 1 0
Bruce County Kincardine 37 9

South Bruce Peninsula 15 0

Arran Elderslie 13 3

Saugeen Shores 7 1

Huron Kinloss 7 1

Brockton 5 0

South Bruce 2 0

Northern Bruce Peninsula 1 0
Total
286 47

*Includes cases in Long Term Care Facilities


Actions Taken:

  • Facebook Live town hall MOH live for Parents and Guardians
  • New resources for parents COVID-19 Screening Checklist
  • Public Health has been actively engaged in a number of activities to support school reopening. For example: Weekly status updates and consultation meetings with local School Boards and school officials from all schools in Grey and Bruce; scheduling of several town halls on safe school reopening, one with parents and the other with school staff.
  • Continue to monitor high risk international travellers within Grey Bruce, in partnership with local enforcement agencies, Border Services, and the Compliance and Enforcement Centre for Biosecurity of the Public Health Agency of Canada, to ensure quarantine rules are monitored as required.
  • Receive and review re-opening plans for locations closed due to COVID-19 including inspections, as required
  • GBHU Infectious Disease (ID) Team continue with case and contact management, reporting, and responding to COVID-19 related calls. Contact tracing exceeds provincial targets with 100% of all cases contacted within 24 hours
  • GBHU Team continue to ensure essential public health activities not related to COVID-19
Available Documents:

COVID-19 Dashboards

Ontario COVID-19 stats with graphs

Stats with the number of cases from around the world

WorldOMeter Canadian Stats on COVID-19

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