GREY-BRUCE – The Grey Bruce Health Unit reports that as of last week, the area had passed a key milestone in the fight against COVID-19, surpassing 100,000 doses of vaccine.
Unfortunately, the virus remains dangerous. Also last week, there was a COVID-19 outbreak at a rooming house in Hanover affecting 11 people. Efforts to deal with the outbreak include a mobile vaccination clinic for those who do not have the virus.
As of Thursday, there are 28 active cases with 58 high-risk contacts.
As of press time, there were no Grey-Bruce residents in local hospitals due to COVID-19. However, four people have been transferred to local intensive care units from other areas.
To date, 114,960 doses of vaccine have been administered.
The high rate of vaccination in this and other areas is allowing the province to move into the first phase of reopening on Friday, June 11.
Plans are to move into the second phase three weeks later, according to vaccination rates, COVID-19 cases and ICU occupancy rates.
As the province begins the gradual process of reopening, everyone is reminded to follow public health protocols. Remember the three Ws – watch your distance (two metres), wash your hands frequently, and wear a mask correctly, over the nose as well as the mouth. And get vaccinated.
Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times