Midwestern Ontario News

A microbiologist performs a manual extraction of the coronavirus. March 6, 2020. (Photo by Tom Wolf from Flickr)

COVID-19 rates vary in Midwestern Ontario

 The Grey Bruce Public Health Unit reported four new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, all located in South Bruce Peninsula. There are now nine active cases in Grey Bruce.

Huron and Perth Counties are currently free of any confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Bruce Power completes second harvest of Cobalt-60

Bruce Power has completed its second harvest of Cobalt-60 this year. Ottawa Based Nordion will process the medical isotopes which will be used to sterilize medical equipment in the fight against COVID-19. It will be distributed over the next several weeks for use in Gamma irradiation to sterilize medical devices, such as single-use gowns, surgical gloves, scalpels, syringes and other critical health care equipment.