With two new cases on Saturday, Gray-Bruce COVID-19 counts at 35


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Two other cases of COVID-19 were confirmed on Saturday at Gray-Bruce, bringing the total to 35 in both counties to date.

The two people whose virus has been confirmed in the past 24 hours are women, one in their 50s and the other in their 60s. They are both isolated, according to the latest report released by the Gray Bruce Health Unit on Saturday afternoon.

On Friday, the health unit began releasing the municipalities where those whose COVID-19 has been confirmed reside.

The cases confirmed on Saturday include a person who resides in Owen Sound, which brings the number of cases in the city to 18, while the other case is someone in Southgate, which brings the number of cases in this municipality to three. Other municipalities in Gray-Bruce with confirmed cases include West Gray and Gray Highlands with three each, Saugeen Shores and South Bruce Peninsula with two each, and Georgian Bluffs, Meaford, Huron-Kinloss and Kincardine with one case each.

The number of cases reported among health care workers working in Gray-Bruce increased from 1 to 10 on Saturday, while one facility remains in the COVID-19 outbreak, namely the long-term care home Maple View at Owen Sound.

A total of 10 cases have recovered, while one case is currently hospitalized.

A total of 32 negative tests were received in the 24 hours before 3.30 p.m. Saturday, with an estimated average time of three days for receipt of laboratory results.


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