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 daily and is based on confirmed data received within the last 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. 
  • HPPH is currently facilitating testing of all residents and staff of long-term care homes in Huron and Perth. This new testing information is not included in the data shown below but will be posted soon.

  • This is not a real-time tool but is meant to keep the community informed on trends we are seeing.

COVID Testing Data in Huron and Perth as of May 30, 2020.

COVID-19 Testing data in Huron and Perth by Upper Tier Municipality
AreaConfirmed positive 
(cumulative total)
Change from 
previous day
NegativePendingTotal testedChange from
previous day 
(total tested)
Perth County 11 no change 739 23 773 +27
Stratford 26 no change 895 24 945 +13
St. Marys 2 no change 202 4 208 +3
Huron County 13 no change 1,229 90 1,332 +31

Totals

52

no change

3,065

141

3,258

+74

 Note: HPPH has also completed 2,840 tests on residents and staff of long-term care homes and 57 tests on staff of emergency child care centres, which are not included in the above testing numbers (except if there is a positive case from in a resident or staff that resides in Huron Perth) as they were a part of point-prevalence surveillance testing.

Outcomes for Confirmed Cases
AreaDeathsRecoveredTotal
Perth County 0 11 11
Stratford 4 21 25
St. Marys 1 1 2
Huron County 0 12 12
Total 5 45

50

 

COVID-19 Confirmed Cases by Lower Tier Municipality
Upper tier municipality Lower tier municipality Number of confirmed cases
Perth County    
  Perth East 3
  North Perth  4
  Perth South  2
  West Perth 2
Stratford   26
St. Marys    2
 Huron County    
   Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh
   Bluewater 3
  Central Huron  2
  Goderich  2
  Huron East 1
  Morris Turnberry 1
  South Huron 3
Total   52

 

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Long-term Care or Retirement Homes
Facility Residents Staff Total Confirmed
Residents & Staff

Status of Outbreak

Greenwood Court, Stratford 6 10 16 Declared over
May 11
Hillside Manor, Perth East 1 0 1 Declared over
April 14
Blue Water Rest Home, Bluewater 1 0 1 Declared over
May 13
Huronview, Huron East 0 1 1 Declared over
May 11
Braemar Retirement Centre, North Huron  0  2  2 Declared over
May 19
Exeter Villa, South Huron 0 1 1 Declared over
May 20
Maitland Manor, Goderich 1 0 1 Outbreak declared May 20
      23  

Notes:

  • Four deaths were associated with the outbreak at Greenwood Court.
  • Staff members of Huron-Perth long-term care homes who test positive may live in a different jurisdiction and would therefore not be included in the total number of active confirmed cases for Huron-Perth.
Number of healthcare workers in Huron-Perth confirmed with COVID-19
Total number of confirmed cases in healthcare workers*Number of resolved cases in healthcare workers
 23  23

 * Definition of a healthcare worker taken from Canadian Immunization Guide Chapter on Influenza and Statement on Seasonal Influenza Vaccine for 2019–2020 and includes any person, paid or unpaid, who provides services, works, volunteers, or trains in a health care setting.

Number of Active Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Huron-Perth on a Given Date

Two active confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of May 30

Notes:

  • The graph shows the number of people who were sick with COVID-19 in Huron Perth on a particular date.
  • This graph does not include anyone who might have been sick with COVID-19 but never tested.
  • A confirmed case appears in the graph on the date the person experienced their first symptom. This date (usually) occurs before the person went for a COVID-19 test and before the health unit knows they are a confirmed case. If a person does not have any symptoms, the date they were swabbed is used.
  • A confirmed case is removed from the graph on the date the person recovers or passes away from COVID-19.

Cumulative Totals of COVID-19 in Huron-Perth over Time

A slight rise after a plateau

Notes: 

  • For cumulative confirmed cases, this graph uses onset date, the date the person experienced their first symptom. If a person does not have any symptoms, the date they were swabbed is used.
  • There might have been people in Huron Perth that have COVID-19 but are not called a confirmed case because they never got tested.

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Huron-Perth by Age 

Largest number of cases is 60-69 with 15 cases

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Huron-Perth by Gender

35 cases in females, 17 in males

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Huron-Perth by Upper Tier Municipality

Stratford has the most cases, at 26.

Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Huron-Perth by Lower Tier Municipality

Stratford has the most cases, at 26. Following is North Perth, with 4 cases.

 

Number of hospitalized COVID-19 cases in Huron-Perth on a given date

No hospitalized cases as of May 30

Status of long-term care home point prevalence testing 

Long-term care homeTesting status of residents and staffResults
Blue Water Retirement Home Completed  Received
Braemar Retirement Home  Completed  Received
Exeter Villa Completed  Received
Fordwich Village Nursing Home Completed  Received
Huronlea Home for the Aged Completed  Received
Huronview Home for the Aged Completed  Received
Maitland Manor Completed  Received
Queensway Long Term Care Home Completed  Received
Seaforth Manor Nursing Home Completed  Received
Caressant Care Nursing Home Completed  Received
Greenwood Court Completed  Received
Hillside Manor Completed  Received
Kingsway Lodge Completed  Received
Knollcrest Lodge Completed  Received
Mitchell Nursing Home Completed  Received
Ritz Lutheran Villa Completed  Received
Spruce Lodge Completed  Received
Wildwood Care Centre Completed  Received

 Notes:

  • Under direction from the Ministry of Health, HPPH completed a one time-testing of all residents and staff of long-term care homes in Huron-Perth.
  • Testing of all long-term care homes was completed by Friday, May 8, 2020; 2,840 testing swabs were completed.
  • HPPH is communicating all results to the residents and staff of long-term care homes.
  • If there is a confirmed positive result of COVID-19 found in a resident or staff (who resides in Huron Perth) discovered through this point prevalence testing, that case will be reflected in our overall positive case numbers for the community. If there is a confirmed positive result found in a staff that resides in another health unit, that result will not be reported in our overall case numbers but will be reported in the long-term care home confirmed cases table at the top of this page.  
  • The number of negative tests and pending tests completed as part of long-term care point prevalence testing will not be reported as part of the community testing data.

Additional COVID-19 data sources: