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Grey Bruce reports no new COVID-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day

The Grey Bruce Health Unit continues to report no new COVID-19 cases since May 17.
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The Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) continues to report no new COVID-19 cases and remains the only health unit in Ontario reporting no deaths due to the virus.

“We are very pleased with what has been happening in Grey and Bruce Counties,” says the Town of the Blue Mountains (TBM) Mayor, Alar Soever. “We are the only health unit in Ontario that has had zero deaths from COVID-19.”

The last date a new case was reported in Grey and Bruce Counties was May 17.

GBHU’s current cumulative total of COVID-19 cases to-date is 90, with 81 of them now recovered.

As previously reported, the GBHU is also reporting no outbreaks at any of its long-term care facilities, even after universal testing was conducted.

Soever says staff at the regions’ long-term care homes should be praised for their ability to keep the virus under control. 

“There have been a few cases in some of the long-term care homes but they have managed to contain the one or two cases per home and no one has died,” Soever says. “That is quite a different story than a lot of the other long-term care cases across Ontario.”

The GBHU reports that 24 healthcare professionals had tested positive for COVID-19 at one point, however all have since recovered.

The region currently has nine active cases of COVID-19. 

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Grey County include - Owen Sound (45); Southgate (10); Grey Highlands (6); Blue Mountains (5); West Grey (4); Georgian Bluffs (1); Meaford (1); Chatsworth (1); Hanover (0). Bruce County currently has 17 confirmed cases.

Jennifer Golletz

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