COVID-19 update Tuesday December 29, 2020

Case count

  • Our data from Monday, December 28 shows that Huron-Perth has a cumulative total of 642 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, with 7 cases added since the previous reporting day. There are currently 87 active cases.   
    • Details on where the active cases are can be found on our COVID-19 in Huron and Perth page
    • There are currently 3 people in Huron-Perth in hospital due to COVID.

Outbreaks

  • Hospitals:
    • The outbreak at Listowel Memorial Hospital continues and confirmed cases are at 5 patients and 9 cases among staff.  
  • Long-Term Care & Retirement Homes:
    • There are currently six active outbreaks in Huron-Perth at long-term care and retirement homes:
      • Braemar in North Huron (1 staff)
      • Caressant Care in North Perth (1 staff)
      • Exeter Villa in South Huron (4 residents, 5 staff) – this includes the Long-term care and retirement home
      • Hillside Manor in Perth East (1 staff)
      • Knollcrest Lodge in Perth East (2 staff)
      • There continues to be no change at Cedarcroft

COVID-19 Vaccine

  • Long-term care and retirement home healthcare workers continue to receive COVID-19 vaccines through London Health Sciences Centre in partnership with Middlesex London Health Unit, Southwestern Public Health and Huron Perth Public Health, as part of Phase 1 of the vaccine distribution plan.
  • While I don’t have specific data to share, I can say that we’ve had an enthusiastic response from many of the long-term care and retirement homes in Huron-Perth, and we are excited for the local healthcare workers who are part of this momentous change in the pandemic.
  • I ask everyone to remember that this is just Phase 1 of the province’s immunization plan with only certain priority populations receiving vaccinations, so it remains essential that our community continues to follow all public health measures: limit contact to people within your own household, wear a face covering, maintain 6 feet/2 metres from anyone not in your household, wash your hands frequently, and stay home if feeling ill.
  • For the latest information about vaccines in the province, visit Ontario's COVID vaccine page.
  • Moderna vaccine is approved and making its way to Ontario.