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9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Guelph, 46 active cases

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Guelph’s public health unit reported nine new cases of COVID-19 in the city on Friday, as the total case count climbed to 5,214.

The latest data shows Guelph has 46 active cases, with two new recoveries also being reported. Total resolved cases are at 5,123, while the city’s fatal case count of 45 remains unchanged.

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Ten new cases have also been reported in Wellington County, with its total case count reaching 2,220. Active cases are at 33, with three recoveries confirmed. The death toll in the county remains 38.

Across Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph, there is only one case being treated in a hospital; that patient is in an intensive care unit.

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There are 15 confirmed cases among nine public and Catholic schools in Guelph and Wellington County. COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at three schools — King George Public School and St. Ignatius of Loyola Catholic School in Guelph and Norwell District Secondary School in Palmerston.

The University of Guelph says there is one COVID-19 case connected to the campus.

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health has updated its online vaccination reporting portal to reflect that children aged five to 11 are now eligible for a shot.

As a result, 81.2 per cent of eligible residents in the region are considered fully vaccinated, while 84.5 per cent have received one vaccine dose.

In Guelph, 83.4 per cent of eligible residents are fully vaccinated and 86.7 per cent are partially vaccinated. In Wellington County, 80.2 per cent are fully vaccinated and 83.4 per cent have received one dose.

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So far this week, 5,600 vaccines have been administered in the region, including about 2,600 first doses, roughly 450 second doses and 2,550 third doses.

As of Friday, 40.2 per cent of eligible students in the Upper Grand District School Board have been fully vaccinated, while 39.9 per cent have had two doses in the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

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