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Three new cases of COVID-19 reported in Grey-Bruce today

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will be moving to the province's COVID-19 Response Framework yellow 'protect' level on Monday
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The Grey Bruce Health Unit (GBHU) is reporting three new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours - in Grey Highlands, Southgate and Kincardine.

The cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases in GBHU is now 259, with 41 confirmed-active cases.

GBHU is also reporting one preliminary positive case pending confirmation.

Active cases in Grey County are currently located in Southgate (14), Grey Highlands (6), Hanover (4) West Grey (1), Blue Mountains (1), and Owen Sound (1).

Today’s situation report also notes that GBHU has identified 234 high-risk contacts associated with the 41 active cases.

The health unit has also indicated there are 10 active probable cases. An active probable case is considered to be someone that is linked to an active case and is showing symptoms but has not received lab-confirmed test results.

The 10 active probable cases are located in Southgate (6), Grey Highlands (1) and Kincardine (3).

Of the 259 cumulative cases, 204 cases have recovered and 14 cases were referred to other health units.

There is currently one person being hospitalized in the region due to COVID-19.

There are no outbreaks in any long-term care facilities, daycares or schools in GBHU. And, GBHU continues to be one of the only health units in Ontario to have no deaths as a result of COVID-19.

The current Public Health Classification Level for the Grey-Bruce region is green or preventative. However, earlier today the province announced Grey-Bruce will be moving to yellow or ‘protect’ on Nov. 23.

Once in the yellow category of the framework, restaurants, bars, cinemas, casinos, and performing arts centres will be required to close at midnight and stop serving alcohol at 11 p.m. A maximum of six people may be seated together. Workers within two metres of a customer not wearing a face covering (such as a server) must wear eye protection. Gyms are limited to 10 people per class and 50 people per room (for weights or exercise equipment) and the people in the room or class must be three metres apart.

According to a press release from the provincial government, public health data from each region will be reviewed weekly to determine if health units should stay where they are or be moved into a higher level. Health units will stay in the colour-coded levels for a minimum of 28 days once moved into that level.

Lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Grey County include - Owen Sound (66); Southgate (36); Grey Highlands (28); Meaford (13); West Grey (13); Blue Mountains (11); Hanover (10); Georgian Bluffs (2); Chatsworth (1). Bruce County has had 79 confirmed cases.