The Brant County Health Unit on Wednesday reported five new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours.
Active cases now sit at 62.
The Brant Community Health Care System is reporting that six COVID patients are in its care and, of those, one is in critical care. The BCHU reports five patients in care, with the difference due to the fact that not all patients may reside in the area.
Since the pandemic began in March last year, 3,752 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Brantford and Brant County, with 3,665 of those resulting in recovered cases.
There have been 25 deaths in the communities from the virus.
As of June 14, the BCHU is reporting COVID-19 cases by vaccination status each Monday. Since that date, 70.3 per cent of all cases (268) have been among unvaccinated people, 15.49 per cent of cases (59) have been people with one vaccine dose and 14.17 per cent of cases (54) have been people who are fully vaccinated.
The health unit is reporting 1,475 variants of concern. Of those, 792 have the B.1.1.7 (UK) lineage, 158 have the B.1.617 (India) lineage, 89 have the P.1 (Brazil) lineage and 436 have some mutation detected.
There have been 217,589 total doses of the vaccine administered by the BCHU. That includes 109,436 first doses, 107,388 second doses and 765 third doses administered to those who are immunocompromised and residents of long-term care facilities and retirement homes.
According to the BCHU website, as of Sunday, 79 per cent of area residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine with 73 per cent having received both doses.
The health unit is holding pop-up vaccine clinics daily to Friday at the Lynden Park Mall by the food court entrance from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; daily to Friday at 195 Henry St. from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; daily to Friday at the Brant Sports Complex, 944 Powerline Rd., Paris from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; and at Laurier University, 1 Market St., daily to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Visit www.bchu.org/covid19vaccine/ for more information and for full details about vaccine rollout in Brant County and covid-19.ontario.ca/ for more information on the rollout in Ontario.
There is currently an outbreak at the Brantford General Hospital (Unit B6) that was declared on Aug. 25. It involves one patient and one staff member.
There is also an outbreak at a local farm where two people are affected. That workplace does not serve the public directly.
Provincial government guidelines require an outbreak be declared when a single positive case among staff or residents is reported at retirement and long-term care homes, and congregate living settings.
At local schools, there have been several cases this week. Schools that have been affected are St. John’s College, Bellview School, James Hillier School and Madonna Della Libera in Brantford and Mount Pleasant School in Mount Pleasant.
On Six Nations of the Grand River, there were 46 active cases as of Monday.
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 624 confirmed cases, of which 566 are resolved.
Exact numbers were not available but 57 per cent of the population has received a dose of the vaccination, with 54 per cent competing their vaccination series.
There have been 12 deaths related to the virus on Six Nations.
On Wednesday, Public Health Ontario reported 593 new cases over the past 24 hours. Of those, 447 were attributed to people who were not fully vaccinated or whose status was unknown.
Ontario labs processed 33,220 tests over the past 24 hours, the most since there were 32,258 tests processed on June 4.
The number of confirmed deaths in the province since the start of the pandemic stands at 9,629 after there were five more deaths reported from Tuesday.
In Ontario, a total of 21,247,717 doses of the vaccine has been administered with 10,215,951 people completing their vaccine series.