Cases of COVID-19 surpass 30 in Grey and Bruce

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The number of cases of COVID-19 has surpassed 30 cases in Grey and Bruce and the health unit is releasing where the cases are.

Over half of the 33 cases are in Owen Sound with 17. Elsewhere in Grey County, three of the cases are in Grey Highlands, two in Southgate, one in Georgian Bluffs and one in Meaford.

In Bruce County, two are in Saugeen Shores, two in South Bruce Peninsula, one in Huron-Kinloss and one in Kincardine.

According to Dr. Ian Arra, Medical Officer of Health for Grey and Bruce, while the list indicates the location where confirmed cases reside, the location of where these cases acquired the disease is unknown. And it is safe to presume that every location in Grey and Bruce is potentially affected.

Confirmed community spread means the virus exists in many locations beyond the location of the confirmed cases.

Dr. Ian Arra, is strongly recommending against all non-essential travel to and from Bruce and Grey Counties.

“If you are already in Grey Bruce, residents or visitors alike, stay home and exercises appropriate social and physical distancing. We all ought to do this to break the chain of transmission,” said Dr. Arra.

The number of cases by municipality will be released in the daily Situational Report issued by the health unit and posted on the Grey Bruce Health Unit website at approximately 4:00 p.m. daily.

For more information on COVID-2019 see the Grey Bruce Health Unit website or call the Public Health Help Line at 519-376-9420 ext. 3000.