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The Gray Bruce Health Unit reported four new COVID-19 infections on Friday.
The four most recent cases have been reported in Georgian Bluffs, Hanover, Owen Sound and South Bruce.
The health unit is now tracking 30 confirmed active cases in the two counties, including three identified as a worrying variant. There are also 56 high risk close contacts associated with known active cases.
None of the active COVID-19 cases are hospitalized, but two confirmed Gray-Bruce cases are hospitalized outside the region, according to the health unit report. The two people hospitalized outside of Gray-Bruce are not linked to the Hanover rooming house outbreak, the health unit said. Four patients transferred from other health facilities are hospitalized in Gray-Bruce.
To date, 1,379 COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the two counties, including 97 among health workers. Of these, 1,342 are considered resolved.
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No outbreaks have been reported in Gray-Bruce hospitals, long-term care homes and retirement homes, schools or daycares. An epidemic continues in the Forum rooming house in Hanover. There are now 16 confirmed cases involved in this outbreak.
The Gray Bruce Health Unit report shows 117,166 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered in the region, including 11,404 in the past seven days.
Gray County staff, along with Gray Bruce Health Unit Director Andrew Barton and Director of Operations and Program Director Andra Ashton will hold a virtual town hall for local businesses on June 15 at 7 p.m.
The town hall will allow business owners to ask GBHU how public health measures will now affect their operations as the province enters the first step of its roadmap to reopen.
Local business owners can register online by visiting Gray County website.
Public health units across Ontario reported 574 new COVID-19 infections and four additional virus-related deaths on Friday.
The seven-day moving average was 568.
The test positivity rate remained at 2% for the 28,949 tests performed by Ontario laboratories during the last reporting period.
Ontario reported that 489 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized on Friday, including 366 patients in intensive care units and 292 patients on a ventilator.
At 8 p.m. Thursday evening, more than 10.8 million total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered.
A new daily provincial record of 199,951 doses administered was reached on Thursday.