The Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) is reporting six new cases of COVID-19 today.
The six new cases are located in Owen Sound (2), Brockton (1), Hanover (1), Arran Elderslie (1), and the Blue Mountains (1).
The region has seen a total of 1,433 cases to date. Currently, there are 42 active cases in both counties combined and the health unit is tracking 115 high-risk contacts associated with the active cases.
The region has also had a total of 403 variant cases.
Active COVID-19 cases in Grey County are currently located in Owen Sound (12), Blue Mountain (1), West Grey (8), Hanover (4), Chatsworth (1) and the Georgian Bluffs (1).
Seven Grey-Bruce residents have died from COVID-19. There are currently two confirmed cases in hospital in Grey Bruce and one in Grey-Bruce resident being hospitalized outside of the region.
In addition, three cases have been transferred from other health unit’s to local Intensive Care Units. All three cases remain with the transferring health unit and are not reflected in local case counts.
Of GBHU’s 1,433 cumulative cases, 1,384 cases are resolved.
To-date the health unit has administered 131,054 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, 11,813 of which were administered in the past seven days.
According to GBHU, 69.7 per cent of the eligible population in Grey Bruce has received the first dose of the vaccine and 18.1 per cent have received both doses.
GBHU received a shipment of 8,190 vaccine doses on June 21, which will be focused on vaccine distribution to first vaccine clients 12 and older; high-risk health care workers; First Nation/Metis Communities; immuno-compromised/pregnancy focused clinics; those with the highest and high risk health conditions; and other eligible priority groups.
Appointments can be made through the provincial on-line booking system for COVID-19 vaccinations at ontario.ca/bookvaccine.
In addition, GBHU has an app to assist Grey-Bruce residents in booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointments. The app is available free to download from Google Play and Apple Stores for all mobile devices and tablets.
Those without access to the internet can call the toll-free number 1-888-999-6488. For additional information on the health unit’s vaccine roll out program, visit the GBHU website.