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COVID-19 Update - January 5, 2022

Posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2022 03:16 PM

Case count

  • In response to the Omicron variant, provincial case management and testing guidance has been updated.  PCR testing is now available only for high-risk individuals who are symptomatic and/or are at risk of severe illness from COVID-19. 
    • This means that Public Health Units will not be advised of every new case, nor will every new case even be detected or reported. 
    • This also means that the number of people in Huron Perth who actually have COVID-19 is much higher than what we are reporting.

Testing limited, Omicron surging, isolate immediately if sick

Posted on Friday, December 24, 2021 02:15 PM

Huron Perth, ON – Omicron is surging across the province and testing and tracing capacity are limited; Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) urges all residents to isolate immediately if they are ill with COVID-19 symptoms.

The Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads easily. Omicron now accounts for an estimated 90.6% of COVID cases in Ontario, according to the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Fourth Wave dashboard. Today, HPPH is reporting 229 active cases in Huron-Perth.

HPPH does not provide PCR or rapid...

COVID-19 Update - December 22, 2021

Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 03:50 PM

Case count

  • As of Wednesday, December 22, Huron Perth has a cumulative total of 2,869 confirmed COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. There are currently 119 active cases.
    • HPPH has received confirmation of two Omicron cases.  There are currently 16 persons under investigation for Omicron and we expect this number to continue rising.
    • The number of deaths remains unchanged at 70.
    • There are currently six people in hospital due to COVID-19.
  • Case data is available on our COVID-19 in Huron...

Responding to the rapid spread of Omicron

Posted on Friday, December 17, 2021 06:05 PM

Huron Perth, ON – On Friday, December 17, the Ontario government announced additional measures to slow the spread of the COVID-19 Omicron variant. These measures will help to safeguard Ontario’s hospitals and ICU capacity as the rollout of COVID-19 vaccine booster doses accelerates. 

Omicron is highly transmissible and is spreading quickly across the province, now accounting for about half of cases (see the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Fourth Wave dashboard).

“Huron Perth Public Health has...

Omicron spreading in Huron Perth

Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2021 04:17 PM

Huron Perth, ON – The Omicron variant of COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the region; Huron-Perth residents are advised to take action now to protect themselves and their loved ones as much as possible.

Omicron shows a greater ability to spread among people compared to previous COVID-19 variants. After first being identified in Ontario on November 28, 2021, Omicron is now estimated to make up to at least 30% of provincial COVID cases (see the COVID-19 Science Advisory Table Fourth Wave...