GREY-BRUCE – The Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) is reporting more than 10 new cases of COVID-19 for the second straight day.
After reporting 12 new cases on Wednesday, GBHU reported 10 new cases today (Nov. 26). Three cases are in Grey Highlands; two in The Blue Mountains, Arran-Elderslie and Southgate; and one in Northern Bruce Peninsula.
There are currently 55 active cases in the region, and 308 overall since the pandemic began. Of those, 238 cases are considered recovered. There are five active probable cases (not lab confirmed, but high-risk contacts of an active case and symptomatic).
Three people are currently hospitalized due to the virus.
One facility is currently in COVID-19 outbreak – Golden Dawn Senior Citizen Home (Long-Term Care) in Lion’s Head.
A long-term care home is considered in outbreak by the Ministry of Health is there one case of COVID-19 at the home.
GBHU’s COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Team has contacted the case who tested positive and is working with Golden Dawn to identify others who may have been exposed and to determine their risk level.
Determining who is a close contact is a decision that can only be made by Public Health, says GBHU. Public Health will contact anyone identified as a contact to the confirmed case, both in and outside of the long-term care home environment. Those at risk of infection will be contacted within 24 hours of Public Health’s investigation.
Anyone not contacted by Public Health is not considered at risk and does not need to take any additional steps, including asymptomatic testing.
Below is a breakdown of COVID-19 cases in the region, by community, as supplied by GBHU: