9 active COVID-19 cases in Guelph, more than 90% of eligible residents fully vaccinated

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Guelph’s public health unit is reporting no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday as the city’s total case count remained at 5,089.

Confirmed active cases in Guelph fell to nine with another recovery reported.

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Total resolved cases climbed to 5,035 and the city’s coronavirus-related death toll stands at 45.

Five new cases have been reported in Wellington County, where the total case count during the pandemic has reached 2,052.

Active cases increased to 20 in the county with four recoveries reported. The death toll in the county related to the novel coronavirus remains at 38.

Across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, there are three cases being treated in hospital, including one in intensive care.

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The local school boards are reporting no active COVID-19 cases among staff and students in Guelph and Wellington County.

The University of Guelph is reporting one active case on campus.

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Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health says 85.3 per cent of eligible residents — those who are turning 12 in 2021 or older — are considered fully vaccinated, while 88.1 have received one dose of vaccine.

In Guelph, 90.6 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 93.5 per cent are partially vaccinated, while in Wellington County, 78.1 per cent are fully vaccinated and 80.5 per cent have received one dose.

So far this week, about 1,000 vaccine shots have been administered, including about 300 first doses, roughly 600 second doses, and 100 third doses.

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Third doses are being offered to specific high-risk groups, such as organ transplant recipients and residents of high-risk congregate settings.

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Public health is publishing COVID-19 vaccination rates within the local secondary and elementary schools.

As of Wednesday, 79.3 per cent of eligible students in the Upper Grand District School Board have been fully vaccinated, while 81.7 per cent have had two doses in the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

Upper Grand says 89.7 per cent of its permanent employees have attested to being fully vaccinated as of Oct. 20, while Wellington Catholic says 94.4 per cent have attested to being fully vaccinated as of Oct. 15.

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