COVID-19 Update - February 1, 2021

Case count

  • Our data from Sunday, January 31, shows that Huron-Perth has a cumulative total of 1,227 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 19 cases added over the weekend. There are currently 79 active cases.   
    • Details on where the active cases are can be found on our COVID-19 in Huron and Perth webpage. 
    • There are currently four Huron-Perth residents in hospital due to COVID-19.
    • We are saddened to report another death in Huron-Perth, for a total now of 40 deaths due to COVID-19.
      • This most recent passing was a Seaforth Manor resident.  Our condolences go out to this person’s loved ones, and we also extend our condolences to all residents and staff at Seaforth Manor during this difficult time. 


  • Hospitals:
    • There are no active outbreaks to report in Huron-Perth hospitals.
  • Long-Term Care & Retirement Homes:
    • There are three active long-term care outbreaks and one active retirement home outbreak in Huron-Perth.
      • Caressant Care in North Perth:
        • On the long-term care side (Caressant Care Nursing Home), we are reporting one additional case among staff.
        • This means a total of 43 confirmed cases among residents and 27 confirmed cases among staff.
        • On the retirement home side, we are reporting one additional case among staff. This brings the total on the retirement home side to 30 residents, 10 staff.
      • Seaforth Manor in Huron East:
        • There are currently 41 confirmed cases among residents, and 13 confirmed cases among staff, for a total of 54 cases. As I stated earlier, there has been one death associated with this outbreak.  
      • We are reporting one staff case at Fordwich Village. The outbreak was declared January 30.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

  • As we await more information on vaccine supply, we are preparing for second doses for residents in long-term care homes and high-risk retirement homes.
  • The province will continue to provide direction on who will receive the next doses of vaccine that arrive. Other priority populations at this time include staff and essential caregivers of long term care homes and high-risk Retirement Homes.
  • As more supplies of vaccine arrive we will continue to vaccinate as many priority groups as possible.
  • The Huron Perth Mass Vaccination Advisory Committee (HPMVAC) continues to plan for the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines across Huron-Perth, in accordance with provincial direction, the province’s three-phase distribution plan and the ethical framework.