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COVID: health unit confirms 53 new cases, five outbreaks in region

The Grey Bruce Health Unit confirmed 53 more COVID-19 cases Friday, although with testing restricted to certain groups the data does not deliver an accurate account of regional case spread. The health unit said it will soon modify its daily situation reports because of the shift in testing protocols and case management. Individuals with symptoms […]

COVID: local reports to change as COVID testing shifts in region

The Grey Bruce Health Unit will soon modify its daily situation report as a result of shifting testing and case management protocols, it announced Thursday. Thursday’s daily situation report was No. 660 of the pandemic and listed 132 new COVID-19 cases in the region. However, because of the rapidly spreading omicron variant, the Grey Bruce […]

New COVID outbreaks at Owen Sound hospital, Lucknow LTC home

New COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Owen Sound hospital and at Pinecrest Manor in Lucknow. The Grey-Bruce Health Unit declared both outbreaks Monday. The hospital outbreak is on 6-2, the medicine unit, and involves three patients, with two staff who tested positive but not technically considered part of the outbreak. “Unit 6-2 has been […]

Grey-Bruce sees 82 more COVID cases, eighth in hospital Friday

Grey-Bruce added 82 new COVID-19 cases and an eighth COVID hospital patient to its totals on New Year’s Eve, the public health unit reported. A second local case of the Omicron variant appeared on Friday’s situation report, but hundreds more are likely, based on lab indicators and epidemiology, it said. All figures reported were current […]

Lee Manor has respiratory outbreak but tests don’t find COVID

There’s a respiratory outbreak in the 2 South home area at Lee Manor but tests have ruled out COVID the flu and RSV so far. Grey County issued a news release Tuesday which announced the outbreak at the county-run long-term care home in Owen Sound. The outbreak was declared Monday by Grey Bruce Public Health […]

Omicron lab-confirmed in Grey-Bruce

The more transmissible Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern is officially in Grey-Bruce. The Grey Bruce Health Unit announced on Saturday night it had received lab confirmation that this coronavirus variant is here, a version of the virus which is swiftly replacing the Delta variant as the dominant strain in Ontario and prompting new public health […]

Arra asks Grey-Bruce to ‘do a bit more’ to limit COVID spread

COVID-19 cases continued to climb steeply Saturday in Grey-Bruce but so far the Omicron variant hasn’t been lab confirmed here. That doesn’t mean it isn’t here and Grey-Bruce Health Unit staff have been treating each new COVID case as if it were more catching Omicron variant, said Dr. Ian Arra, the medical officer of health […]

COVID: 20 new COVID-19 cases reported, outbreaks at five schools

Five schools in Grey-Bruce were in outbreak status Friday and eight had dismissed cohorts of students as 20 new COVID-19 cases were added to the regional total. The newest cases were confirmed in Grey Highlands (3) Owen Sound (3), Georgian Bluffs (2), Huron-Kinloss (2), Meaford (2), Saugeen Shores (2), Arran-Elderslie, Hanover, Neyaashiinigmiing, South Bruce Peninsula, […]

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