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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...

Responding to the rapid spread of Omicron

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

Testing and isolation guidance is changing rapidly.  Please visit https://www.hpph.ca/en/health-matters/covid-19-self-isolation-information.aspx for the most current information.

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...

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 dashboard).

Although...

Ontario’s GO-VAXX Mobile Vaccination Bus Coming to Listowel

Posted on Saturday, December 11, 2021 01:27 PM

Huron Perth, ON – The Ontario GO-VAXX mobile clinic bus will be heading to Listowel next week to provide first, second, and booster doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, as well as the paediatric Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11. No appointment is required. Vaccines are available while supplies last.

Anyone born in 2016 or earlier can get their first or second dose. Booster doses will be available for those who are eligible. To receive a booster dose you must be eligible and enough...

HPPH investigating strong possibility of Omicron in area, with community exposures

Posted on Friday, December 10, 2021 10:28 AM

Huron Perth, ON – Huron Perth Public Health (HPPH) has been advised of a person under investigation (PUI) for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Huron Perth. This case investigation also involves community exposures on Saturday, Dec. 4 in two locations in Huron County.

This case screened positive for S gene target failure (SGTF) which is a marker for the Omicron variant. It is important to note that HPPH is still awaiting Whole Genomic Sequencing of the samples; however, given...