COVID-19 in Huron and Perth

Roadmap to Reopen: Ontario, including Huron Perth, is currently in Step 3 of Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen. During Step 3 of the Roadmap, we must all continue to follow the public health measures, advice and restrictions that are in place. 
This page provides information about:
  • COVID-19 Testing and Case Data in Huron Perth
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage in Huron Perth

COVID Testing and Case Data 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 this data
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • On September 2, 2021 the population data used to calculate the rates on this page was changed from the 2016 Census to Statistics Canada’s 2020 Annual Population Estimates. The 2020 data estimates there are about 10,000 more people living in Huron-Perth than there was in 2016. This means that the rates for all municipalities and age groups as of September 2, 2021 are lower than what was previously shown. Please note that the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases (the numerator) did not decrease for any municipality or age group. Rather, the total number of people in each group (the denominator) got bigger.

  • To protect privacy, we will not be reporting the vaccination status of cases, or of cases who were hospitalized or died due to COVID-19. We may create a summary when there is enough data to do so. You may view case data by vaccination status for Ontario on the provincial COVID-19 data page and on the Science Advisory Table's Fourth Wave dashboard
  • 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. 
  • 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.
 How often data is updated
  • Data in the dashboard are updated mid-afternoon Monday to Friday, except when a statutory holiday falls on a weekday.  In that case, data are updated the following weekday.
  • Data are current as of 10:00 a.m. the same day.

To view current Huron Perth COVID-19 testing and data information:

  • Hover over the box below and scroll down. 
  • 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.
  • We've identified that Apple users and those using Internet Explorer as their browser may encounter issues accessing the dashboard. We are looking into this and apologize for any inconvenience. You can also view data in this Huron Perth COVID-19 Summary [PDF].

COVID-19 Vaccination Coverage

 About the data
  • This is not a real-time tool but is meant to keep the community informed on vaccine administration and coverage. 
  • The number of people reported as vaccinated may vary due to:
    • Reassignment of postal code to a Public Health Unit
    • The source of data used in a table (e.g., number of vaccines administered in Huron and Perth, or Huron and Perth County Residents only)
    • Data not being available, e.g., age and gender
    • Data cleaning (reviewing and correcting any incorrect/duplicate information) locally and at the provincial level.
    • Pharmacy reporting. Pharmacies receive vaccine supply directly from the Province and are responsible for their own data.
  • Vaccine doses administered using the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine are included with Fully Vaccinated as this vaccine requires only one dose to be considered a complete series

  • The Ontario Government makes vaccination data available to HPPH. The Government uses an individual’s postal code to assign them to their Public Health Unit (PHU). Some records may have been assigned incorrectly to one of our surrounding PHUs. Similarly, residents from other PHUs might have been incorrectly assigned to HPPH.
  • The health card address is used to assign individuals to a PHU. If a person has moved or studies in a different PHU. this person is assigned to the PHU of their health card address.
  • Differences between HPPH Vaccination Dashboard and other websites could be due to differences in processing the data by:

    • Using a different denominator
    • Including only records where the Health Unit is noted
    • Using date of birth to determine age at the time of vaccination versus year of birth
  • Please note: the provincial reassignment of postal codes on county borders may result in occasional adjustments of vaccination coverage rates.

Data Sources:

  • COVID-19 immunization data were extracted from IntelliHEALTH based on what is entered into the Ontario Ministry of Health’s COVaxON application
  • ICES Report: HPPH Population estimates: Registered Persons Database, updated Dec 31, 2020. Received: March 5, 2021.
 How often data is updated 

Effective August 16, 2021, vaccination coverage data will be updated weekly on Mondays. If Monday is a holiday, then results will be published on the following Tuesday. The data is current as of the previous day. 

Huron-Perth Vaccine Coverage Dashboard

To view current Huron-Perth COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage data  information:

  • Hover over the box below and scroll down.
  • 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 COVID-19 Vaccine Coverage.
  • We've identified that Apple users and those using Internet Explorer as their browser may encounter issues accessing the dashboard. We are looking into this and apologize for any inconvenience. You can also view data in this HPPH COVID-19 vaccination coverage [PDF].

Additional COVID-19 data sources and reports: