Concerns about increasing social interactions

Huron Perth Public Health

Huron Perth Public Health has reported its highest number of active cases during the pandemic’s third wave over the past week.

Donna Taylor, the health unit’s director and incident manager, says there were 77 active cases in Huron-Perth on Wednesday, with 15 new cases, and one new death related to the virus.

“The increase in cases is concerning, and we just really ask the residents of Huron and Perth to be vigilant in public health strategies that we know will help to prevent further cases.”

All but one of the new cases reported in the region Wednesday are located in South Huron. As of Wednesday, South Huron alone had 32 active cases.

“The surge in cases we have seen over the past few days is a result of outbreaks, of social interactions, where public health measures were not followed, and of household spread. I urge you to stay at home if you have symptoms, even if they’re mild,” said Taylor.

Following the provincial framework, Huron Perth Public Health will open vaccine appointments at their mass clinics in Goderich and Stratford to people 40 and older on Thursday.