COVID-19 Update - Monday, December 28, 2020

Case count

  • Our data from Sunday, December 27, shows that Huron-Perth has a cumulative total of 635 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 70 cases added between December 24 and 27. There are currently 101 active cases.   
  • Sadly, one person has passed away since our previous update and we extend our condolences to their loved ones. The person’s passing was not associated with a long-term care home outbreak.
  • There are currently 3 people in Huron-Perth in hospital due to COVID.

Outbreaks

  • Hospitals:
    • The outbreak at Listowel Memorial Hospital continues and the confirmed cases remain at 4 patients and 9 staff.  
  • Long-Term Care & Retirement Homes:
    • There are currently five active long-term care outbreaks in Huron-Perth:
      • Braemar in North Huron (1 staff)
      • Caressant Care in North Perth (1 staff)
      • Exeter Villa in South Huron (4 residents, 5 staff)
      • Hillside Manor in Perth East (1 staff)
      • Knollcrest Lodge in Perth East (2 staff)
    • The Cedarcroft outbreak continues to be under control. There has been no change in case numbers: 50 confirmed cases in residents and 24 cases in staff. There are no active cases among residents or staff.

COVID-19 Vaccine

  • HPPH continues to work with Middlesex-London Health Unit, Southwestern Public Health, and London Health Sciences Centre to arrange vaccinations in London for long-term care and retirement home healthcare workers from Huron and Perth, as part of Phase 1 of the vaccine distribution plan.
  • In addition, HPPH is working together with local partners including Ontario Health partners (such as SW LHIN, Hospitals, Home and Community Care), Primary Care, and Paramedic Services to plan for Phase 2 and Phase 3 when more vaccines are available and they can be delivered in Huron Perth.
  • Only priority groups established by the Ministry of Health are receiving the early vaccine doses. At an unknown later time, this will be expanded by the province.
  • For the latest information about vaccines in the province, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/covid-19-vaccines-ontario 

Provincial Lockdown

  • The province-wide lockdown came into effect on Saturday, December 26, 2020
  • The provincewide shutdown is to help interrupt or slow current community transmission, reduce mobility and allow our health care and public health systems that are reaching critical limits to recover briefly and catch-up
  • To find out more about the restrictions and public health measures in place, visit: https://www.ontario.ca/page/covid-19-provincewide-shutdown

For more information

Visit: https://www.hpph.ca/en/news/coronavirus-covid19-update.aspx