COVID-19 affects two Owen Sound restaurants, but cases lower across Midwestern Ontario

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COVID-19 has affected two Owen Sound restaurants, but case counts are lower across Midwestern Ontario Friday.

Huron Perth Public Health added six new cases of COVID-19 Friday. There was one in Central Huron, two in Perth East and five in Stratford, but two cases were transferred to their home health units.

There are 83 active cases, 64 of them are variants. Two people are in hospital fighting the virus. There are no outbreaks.

Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health added 19 new cases of the novel coronavirus for a total of 110 active cases.

In Wellington, there are four new cases, and 63 active cases.   17 people are in acute care in hospital with the virus, while 14 are in the ICU.

Six new cases of COVID-19 were reported in past 24 hours in Grey Bruce: two in Southgate, two in Kincardine, and one in Owen Sound and South Bruce Peninsula.

There are 49 Active Cases including 33 active variants.

Three Grey Bruce residents are fighting the virus in hospital, and five non residents are in Intensive Care Units in Grey Bruce with COVID-19.

Meantime, the Grey Bruce Health Unit is working with two restaurants in Owen Sound to manage cases of COVID-19 in three of the restaurant team members.

The Tim Hortons restaurants, located at 925 10th Street East and 1595 16th Street East are voluntarily closed until the full complement of team members can return.

Public health stresses the voluntary closures are not related to any assessed risk to the general public. The location at 925 10th Street East is deemed a workplace outbreak. There is no outbreak declared at the 1595 16th Street East location, at this time.

The Grey Bruce Health Unit has assessed the risk to the general public and there is no risk for patrons of this establishment.

Public Health is conducting the investigations and will update the public with timely information