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HPPH reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, Nov. 23

HURON-PERTH – Huron Perth Public Health is reporting 15 new cases of COVID-19 in the region.

There 15 new cases bring the cumulative total to 278 since the pandemic began. Of those, 222 cases are considered recovered. Unfortunately, 16 people have died due to the virus, including two more residents of Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence in Stratford.

Cedarcroft, which remains in outbreak, has had 11 residents pass away due to COVID-19. There are currently 13 active cases at the residence, all in residents. Nineteen staff and 19 residents have recovered.

There are no active outbreaks in long-term care homes or schools in the region.

HPPH, in a press release on Monday, explained why the province moved Huron-Perth to the orange (restrict) level of the province’s COVID-19 response framework.

Public Health stated that multiple factors went into determining that the region would move to orange, including:

  • rates of cases in Huron-Perth and in neighbouring regions;
  • rates of cases that are not ‘epi-linked’ (not in a known chain of transmission which is suggestive of community transmission) in Huron-Perth and in neighbouring regions;
  • R (Reproduction number) in the region and in neighbouring regions;
  • hospital capacity in the region and in neighbouring regions; and
  • Public Health capacity to do case and contact management in the HPPH catchment area and in neighbouring regions.

Below is a breakdown of the case numbers by municipality since March, as well as a chart of current active cases in Huron-Perth by municipality. These graphs, along with more information, can be found here.