COVID-19 numbers fairly stable in Grey-Bruce

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GREY-BRUCE – Although numbers of new COVID-19 cases across the province are alarming, the situation in Grey-Bruce remains relatively stable.

As of press time, the Grey Bruce Health Unit was working with Bluewater District School Board to address cases of COVID-19 at two area schools.

One is at Ripley-Huron Community School. Health officials have determined transmission did not take place within the school environment. No bus routes are involved with this case.

The other is a probable case at Georgian Bay Community School in Meaford. Those in and outside the school environment who may be at risk have been contacted.

Currently there are no outbreaks at any schools or daycares in Grey-Bruce. One hospital presently has an outbreak – Grey Bruce Health Services in Owen Sound.

As of April 4, numbers of new cases of COVID-19 remained fairly low, with 68 active cases and six new cases. Of concern is the number of active high-risk contacts – 425.

Of the 870 confirmed cases to date, 58 have been variants of concern; 21 are presently active.

The vaccination program continues in Grey-Bruce, with 32,134 doses of vaccine administered to date.

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