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The health unit has reported eight cases of COVID-19 as of the weekend

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Haldemand Norfolk Health Unit has reported only eight new cases of COVID-19 in the past 72 hours.

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Included in this total is one case from Sunday, four from Saturday and three from Friday. Although the number of cases is low, the numbers are likely to be underreported due to limited testing.

The health unit reported Monday that two people have been hospitalized with COVID-19 at one of the three local hospitals in the area and no one is in critical care.

Occupancy rates at the three local hospitals in the area have not been updated since May 30. The inpatient rate was 89.2 percent while the intensive care rate was at 62.5 percent.

Capacity is based on the proportion of beds full at any given time, regardless of the reason for admission. There are 164 inpatient beds in the three Haldemand Norfolk hospitals and 10 intensive care unit beds.

The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 refers to the local population hospitalized due to COVID-19.

There were 78 deaths attributable to COVID-19 and there were 24 people who tested positive but died from complications attributable to other illnesses.

As of Wednesday, there were two outbreaks in the high-risk areas in the area, one on a farm and one listed as a non-COVID-19 outbreak.

HNHU has given 212,627 doses of the vaccine and there are now 67,431 people who have completed their vaccine series. Also, 29,912 booster doses were given.

The total number of doses taken in Haldemand Norfolk is 250,754. Some residents of the area received a dose outside of HNHU.

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The percentage of people five years of age and older who have been fully vaccinated is 79.4 percent and 82 percent of those who have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 18% of the population is not immune.

The health unit notes that data on vaccinations can be delayed up to 48 hours.

Immunization clinics are now offered without appointment for those 12 and older Monday through Friday at Norfolk General Hospital from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Clinics at Denville Health Unit will be held on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the Delhi German House on Wednesdays from 11am to 7pm and the Delhi Library on Thursdays from noon to 4pm

The GO-VAXX bus will be at Danville High School on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit hnhu.org/popup to book an appointment at one of the clinics listed above.

Those who cannot get to the Vaccine Clinic can call 519-427-5903 to request free transportation.

There is also a return home service for individuals who find it difficult to leave their homes. This program involves two healthcare professionals visiting homes and delivering first and second doses in Haldemand and Norfolk.

Visit www.hnhu.org/homeboundvax or call 519-427-5903 for more information about the program.

Visit www.hnhu.org/covid19vaccine/ for more information and for complete details about the vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk and covid-19.ontario.ca/ for more information about the rollout in Ontario.

Brant Haldemand Norfolk Catholic School Board and Grand Airy County School Board report the percentage of absenteeism for students and staff at each of its schools. The numbers are based on those who attend in-person learning.

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Visit tinyurl.com/5n9ajcnw for the full list of BHNCDSB Schools and absences.granderie.ca/ for the full list of GEDSB Schools.

On Monday, Public Health Ontario did not say how many people are in hospital, but said 116 are in intensive care.

The county has reported 468 new cases in the past 24 hours although that number is likely to be underreported due to limited access to testing. The positivity rate of 7 per cent is the lowest since February 22.

One new COVID-19 death was reported Monday, and there have been 13,289 deaths in the county since the pandemic began in March 2020.

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