The Grey Bruce Health Unit reported another record number of new daily COVID-19 infections Monday, with 188 cases confirmed within the 24-hour period ending at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
New cases were reported from each municipality in Grey-Bruce, with Saugeen Shores logging the most cases at 43.
Thirty-six of the new cases were from Owen Sound, while 26 were from Kincardine, 15 were from Grey Highlands and 13 were from Meaford.
Arran-Elderslie had nine new cases, Hanover had eight, Southgate had seven, Brockton and Huron-Kinloss both had five, South Bruce Peninsula had four, Blue Mountains and West Grey both had three, Georgian Bluffs and Chatsworth both had two and Northern Bruce Peninsula and Southgate had single cases. The hometowns of five of the new cases are unknown.
There are now 949 known active cases of COVID-19 in Grey-Bruce.
Ten local residents are currently in area hospitals with a confirmed case of the virus. The number of Grey-Bruce residents who have died of the virus remains at 24.
There have been 4,061 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Grey-Bruce since the pandemic began. Two of those cases were confirmed by laboratory tests to have been the Omicron variant, but public health estimates local Omicron cases number in the hundreds based on basic lab indicators and epidemiology.
Public health says 3,084 of the total local COVID-19 cases are now considered resolved.
There are still active COVID-19 outbreaks at Grey County’s Rockwood Terrace long-term care home in Durham and Vicki’s Sandbox in Hanover.
The health unit says it has administered 300,196 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including nearly 8,000 doses in the past week.
Vaccine clinics, including at Hockey Hubs in Owen Sound, Chesley and Port Elgin, are scheduled for each day this week in Grey-Bruce. Public health says there are still plenty of appointments available at most of the clinics.
There are clinics in: Owen Sound, Chesley and Port Elgin Monday; Shallow Lake, Chesley and Owen Sound Tuesday; Ripley, Hanover, Owen Sound and Port Elgin Wednesday; Chesley and Owen Sound Thursday; Owen Sound and Port Elgin Friday; and in Owen Sound for children aged five to 11 only on Saturday and Sunday.
A full list of the clinics, with hours and locations, can be found online at publichealthgreybruce.on.ca/COVID-19/vaccines.
Adults aged 18 to 59 who require a booster dose as well as children aged five to 11 require an appointment.
Individuals 12 and up who are receiving a first or second dose as well as adults aged 60 and up do not require an appointment.