COVID-19 Update - Saturday November 28 2020

Case count

  • There are a total of 318 confirmed cases in Huron-Perth (11 more than yesterday), with 44 cases currently active. Sadly, yesterday we learned of the death of a community member who had tested positive for COVID and had been hospitalized; our thoughts go out to this individual’s family.
  • Four people who are confirmed cases are currently in hospital (3 are community members and 1 is related to the Cedarcroft outbreak).
  • There are 2 active long-term care home outbreaks and 1 active school outbreak.
  • Cedarcroft Place Retirement Residence remains in outbreak.

Cedarcroft outbreak

The current status of the Cedarcroft outbreak is a cumulative total of 45 confirmed cases in residents, and 22 cases in staff:

RESIDENTS:

  • Total number of resident cases: 45
  • Total number of deaths: 11
  • Total residents active: 1 (who was decanted due to other illness and remains in hospital)
  • Total residents recovered: 33

STAFF:

  • Total number of staff cases: 22
  • Total number of staff cases resolved: 20
    • Total number of staff cases active: 2

Long-term care homes

  • An outbreak was declared at Knollcrest Lodge in Milverton after a symptomatic staff person tested positive. Outbreak measures are in place and testing continues.
  • An outbreak was declared at Spruce Lodge after an asymptomatic staff person tested positive during routine surveillance testing. Outbreak measures are now in place and testing continues.

Schools

  • The outbreak status continues for Northside Christian School and the school remains closed. Due to the nature of the school, one cohort could not be identified and therefore HPPH has closed the school until at least December 1. HPPH will determine when the outbreak is over and when the school can be reopened
  • There are confirmed cases at Goderich Collegiate in Goderich and Anne Hathaway elementary school in Stratford
    • Each of the schools has 1 confirmed case and cohorts have been dismissed
    • Our case and contact management team are following up with close contacts.
  • There are 3 confirmed cases at St. Ambrose School. Our public health investigation has determined that there was not transmission at school. A cohort has been dismissed and our case and contact management team are following up with close contacts.
  • Public Health will contact you if you are considered a high-risk/close contact to a confirmed case with further direction. If you do not hear from public health, then it has been determined that you are not a close contact.

For more details, visit: COVID-19 in Huron and Perth