Haldimand-Norfolk reports five new COVID-19 cases

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The Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit reported Thursday five new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.

There have now been 12 cases for the first three days of the week. Currently there are 34 active cases, up three from Wednesday.

On Thursday, the HNHU declared an outbreak at Ontario Provincial Police – Norfolk County detachment in Simcoe. A public health management plan has been implemented.

Since the pandemic began last March, 2,678 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Haldimand-Norfolk, with 2,591 of those resulting in recovered cases.

There have been 47 deaths in the communities as well as six people who tested positive but died from complications attributed to other illnesses.

As for vaccinations, the HNHU has now administered 68,138 doses of the vaccine with 10,492 people completing their vaccine series. After 2,155 doses were administered on Tuesday, just 847 were administered on Wednesday.


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The total number of people in Haldimand-Norfolk who have received at least one dose of the vaccine is 77,337. Some people have received the vaccine outside of the HNHU area.

Almost 56 per cent of people in the area have received at least one dose of the vaccine while close to 13 per cent have completed their vaccine series. A total of 31.5 per cent of people have not received a dose of the vaccine yet.

The health unit notes that data on vaccinations can be delayed up to 48 hours.

All adults in Ontario turning 18 or older this year are eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine through the province’s website or individual health unit websites. Those aged 12 to 18 are also eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

The province recently announced individuals aged 70 and older in 2021, as well as individuals who received their first dose of an mRNA vaccine on or before April 18, 2021, will be eligible to schedule an appointment to receive their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass immunization clinic through the province’s booking system at https://covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ as of this week.

Second doses for AstraZeneca will proceed on a 12-week interval based on the ‘first-in and first-out’ method.

Moving up second doses is optional and people will keep their original second-dose appointments if they don’t move up their second shot.

Dedicated clinics for youths aged 12 to 17 and their households are scheduled to begin the week of June 14. At the time of first dose booking, a second dose appointment will be generated for youth (during the month of August), with the aim of having all students fully vaccinated by the time they return to school.


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Visit www.hnhu.org/covid19vaccine/ for more information and for full details about vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk counties and https://covid-19.ontario.ca/ for more information on the rollout in Ontario.

On Thursday, Public Health Ontario reported 590 new cases in the past 24 hours.

There were 11 deaths reported from Wednesday, bringing the total number of people who have died since the pandemic began to 8,931.

As far as hospitalizations are concerned, there are 516 people receiving care Wednesday. Of those people, 450 are in intensive care units and 291 are breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

There have now been 10,627,469 doses of the vaccine administered and 1,399,776 people are fully vaccinated after the province administered 182,350 doses on Wednesday.

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