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Nearly 7,200 new COVID-19 vaccines given in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is reporting another 7,200 new COVID-19 vaccines on Monday.

The latest data encompasses Friday to Sunday as 193,964 residents over the age of 12 have received at least one dose, which equates to 71.9 per cent of the eligible population.

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In Guelph, 77.7 per cent of the population have been immunized, while it’s 66.2 per cent in Wellington County and 67.5 per cent in Dufferin County.

WDG Public Health has set a goal of vaccinating 75 per cent of the eligible population in the entire region with one dose by the end of June.

About 28,066 people in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph have received two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine, or 10.4 per cent of the eligible population.

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Last week, WDG Public saw 25,310 vaccinations, including 15,125 first doses and 10,185 second doses, which is the highest number of doses given in a week since the rollout began on Jan. 6.

Anyone aged 12 and up can pre-register for a vaccination appointment on public health’s website.

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Meanwhile, public health is reporting another 16 cases of COVID-19 in Guelph on Monday, raising its total case count to 4,471.

Active cases fell by six from Friday’s count to 43 with another 22 recoveries being reported.

Total resolved cases have climbed to 4,387 and the city’s COVID-19 death toll remains at 41 after a fatal case was reported on June 7.

In Wellington County, two new cases of COVID-19 are being reported as its case count climbed to 1,641.

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The number of active cases fell to eight with 10 more people recovering from the virus.

Total resolved cases increased to 1,593 and the county’s COVID-19 death toll of 40 remains unchanged after a fatal case was reported on June 7.

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph’s case rate fell to 13.5 per 100,000, while its test positivity rate is 1.8 per cent.

There are seven people with COVID-19 in a hospital within the health unit, including two in intensive care as of June 10.

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