Grey-Bruce area continues to have low number of COVID-19 cases

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GREY-BRUCE – The local health unit continues to report a low number of new COVID-19 cases.

There are presently 12 active cases in Grey-Bruce, with two reported on June 3 – one in Huron-Kinloss and one in The Blue Mountains. There are 37 active high-risk contacts.

The total number of confirmed cases stands at 1,350 including 393 variants of concern, nine of them active.

One Grey-Bruce resident is hospitalized with COVID-19, and five have been transferred to local intensive care units from other areas.

The health unit reached a milestone in vaccinations on Thursday, hitting the 100,000 mark. As of Thursday, 102,898 Grey-Bruce residents have received at least one dose. Overall, 64 per cent of residents over the age of 12 have received one dose. Of those, 7.1 per cent have received their second dose.

The provincial booking system is now open to anyone 12 years of age and older. Call 1-888-999-6488 or visit the Grey Bruce Health Unit’s website and click on the provincial booking system.

The local booking system continues to hold clinics for targeted workplaces and congregate settings, for people with certain medical conditions, and for those who are pregnant.

As per provincial directions, people may not have to wait the full 16 weeks between doses of vaccine. Check the local health unit’s website for updates.

Efforts are being made to ensure students have their second dose of vaccine before going back to school (or college/university) in September.

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