COVID-19 in Huron and Perth

In addition to confirmed cases listed below, please know that there is local spread of the COVID-19 virus across Huron and Perth as well as the rest of Ontario. We must all act as if we could come into contact with COVID-19 anywhere in our community and as if we could pass COVID-19 on unknowingly.

About the data:

  • The data are updated on weekdays and based on confirmed data received within the previous 24 hours.
  • The confirmed positive count is a cumulative total, and includes any resolved cases or fatalities. Some cases may be reassigned geographic areas as we receive more information.
  • We are aware that there have been some shipment errors between collection and the lab in a very small number of swabs and those tests are not included in these results. 
  • This is not a real-time tool but is meant to keep the community informed on trends we are seeing. We report positive cases, and demographic trends of positive cases such as age, gender and municipality.
  • We also report the province's estimate of the total number of tests taken in Huron and Perth counties. This number will include repeat tests on the same individual.

COVID Testing Data in Huron and Perth | August 11, 2020

TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN WEBSITE REPORTING: Ontario is implementing a new case and contact management system that will integrate with COVID-19 laboratory results from the Ontario Laboratory Information System (OLIS) data.

This Thursday, Aug. 13, Huron Perth Public Health will begin transitioning to the new provincial case and contact management system. During the transition period, we will be unable to provide all of the local COVID-19 surveillance data currently available on our website. Our COVID-19 surveillance report during the transition period will only include three numbers:

1.            Total number of COVID-19 cases for Huron-Perth

2.            Total number of active cases

3.            Total number of active long term care home outbreaks

We expect that it will be about a week before we can provide more detailed COVID-19 surveillance data again. Our case and contact tracing will continue as usual during the transition period.

Please explore our new data tool by scrolling. If viewing on a mobile device, you may need to turn to it to a horizontal (landscape) orientation. You can also see the same information at Huron Perth Public Health on Tableau Public.

Additional COVID-19 data sources: