Update from the Grey Bruce Health Unit for May 17th, 2021

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Testing and case counts reported as of 23:59 hrs, May 16, 2021:

All data is preliminary and subject to change. Future situation reports will be updated accordingly.

  • 5 new cases reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce: 2 – Southgate; 2 Kincardine; 1 Saugeen Shores
  • 1299 confirmed cases
    • Includes 349 cases of Variants of Concern (VOC), 38 active
  • 52 Active Cases
  • 196 active high-risk contacts
  • 1240 resolved cases
  • 3 confirmed case(s) hospitalized in Grey Bruce due to COVID-19
    • +5 case(s) transferred from other Health Unit’s to local Intensive Care Units; all cases remain with the transferring Health Unit and are not reflected in local case counts
  • 5 deaths in Grey Bruce
    • +1 death related to a Grey Bruce resident that acquired the infection and was treated outside of Grey Bruce
    • +1 death related to a Grey Bruce resident that acquired the infection in Grey Bruce however passed away outside of Grey Bruce
  • 95 cases reported in health care workers; reports health care workers living in Grey Bruce and working both in and outside Grey Bruce


Active Outbreaks:


Active School Investigations:

  • All School Investigations are posted in table format. If an investigation is confirmed as an outbreak, it will be moved to the outbreak table.

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  • Vaccine shipment week of May 17, 2021, 7020 doses received
  • 8929 COVID-19 vaccines given in the past 7 days
  • 78760 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Grey and Bruce


Future Vaccination Planning:

  • Detailed Vaccine Schedule for May 17
  • For week of May 17, vaccinations will focus on: first vaccine clients 18+ (starting May 18) ; High-risk health care workers; First Nation Communities; immuno-compromised/pregnancy focused clinics; those with the highest and high risk health conditions; eligible priority groups;

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Actions Taken In the Past 24 Hours:

  • Public Health has been actively engaged to support schools with ongoing updates and consultation meetings with local Boards and officials from all schools in Grey and Bruce
  • GBHU COVID-19 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


Provincial COVID-19 Data - https://covid-19.ontario.ca/data