COVID-19 cases rising in Grey-Bruce

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GREY-BRUCE - The number of cases of COVID-19 continues to rise in Grey-Bruce, although not as dramatically as in other parts of the province.

As of press time, there had been one new case (in Kincardine) reported in the previous 24 hours, and one case pending, which is not included in the 11 active cases. The weekend saw several new cases reported – five in Grey Highlands, three in Kincardine and one in Southgate.

The total to date is 191, including 32 health-care workers.

There are no outbreaks in facilities.

The health unit has been investigating contacts of a person who tested positive and was likely contagious while socializing with students and others in Dundalk on Halloween night. Although some of the people who may have been in contact with this person are students at Grey Highlands Secondary School, Public Health officials advised that there was no need for extreme measures, including testing of people with no symptoms.

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times