Testing and case counts reported as of 15:30 hrs, January 4, 2021

Testing and case counts reported as of 15:30 hrs, Jan 4, 2021:

Nine new cases have been reported in the past 24 hours in Grey Bruce: (2–Brockton, 2– South Bruce, 2–Grey Highlands, 1–Georgian Bluffs, 1–Owen Sound, 1–Southgate) bringing the current cumulative total of confirmed cases to date to 530 with 46 active cases and 10 Active Probable Cases that are not lab confirmed, but are symptomatic and are high-risk contacts of an active case.

·       133 High Risk Contacts associated with active cases.
·       452 recovered cases – 32 cases referred to other health units
·       2 confirmed case(s) from Grey Bruce currently hospitalized
·       0 death(s)
·       41 cases reported in Health Care Workers working in Grey Bruce

Active Outbreaks:

One  Long-Term Care/Retirement Homes, Sepoy Manor in Lucknow, has been reported in an outbreak and Grey Bruce Health Unity is working with the facility to address the case associated with staff. As per ministry guidelines, a single case of COVID-19 triggers an automatic outbreak within the facility. This outbreak is reflected on the Public Health website.

The individual who tested positive has been contacted directly by our COVID-19 Case and Contact Management Team. We are working with the case and the Retirement Home to identify others, both in and out of the work environment, who may have been exposed and to determine their risk level.

Determining who is a close contact is a decision that can only be made by Public Health. A Public Health case manager will contact anyone identified as a contact to the confirmed case, both in and outside of the Retirement Home environment. Those at risk of infection will be contacted within 24 hours of the investigation.