Friday’s COVID-19 update in Midwestern Ontario

COVID-19 test tube. (Photo from Pixabay)

Midwestern Ontario’s COVID-19 case count saw a double digit increase Friday.

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health reported five residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, and 14 new cases of the virus were added Friday.  Three of the new cases were added in Wellington County, where there are 20 active cases.  That includes five in Minto and three in Mapleton.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit added five cases Friday, two in Saugeen Shores, two in Southgate, and one in West Grey.  There are 26 active cases.  Two residents are in hospital with the virus.\

Huron Perth Public Health added seven new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, four in Goderich, one in Bluewater, two in West Perth, one in Perth South, and one in North Perth.  However, two of those cases were referred to other health units.  There are 44 active cases.  Two residents are fighting the virus in hospital.