Health unit reports two new cases of COVID-19

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The Brant County Health Unit on Monday reported two new cases of COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours.

That brings the total number of new cases for the week ended Sunday to 49. That is up from 13 cases for the week ended Feb. 14 and 29 cases for the week ended Feb. 7.

The highest number of confirmed cases in Brantford and Brant County was for the week ended Jan. 10 when 167 cases were reported by the health unit.

There have been1,442 cases in the community since the start of the pandemic.

Twelve local deaths are attributed to COVID-19.

Forty-six cases of the virus are currently considered active. None of those people are being treated in Brantford General Hospital.

There has been one positive case of a COVID-19 variant in Brantford-Brant.

To date, 6,015 vaccinations have been given locally, with 2,390 people having received a second dose.

A number of positive test results have been confirmed at area schools over the past few days. Student returned to in-class instruction on Feb. 8.


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Outbreaks have been declared at North Park Collegiate in Brantford, where three students have tested positive, and at three Brantford elementary schools: James Hillier, where three students have tested positive; at St. Peter, where three students have tested positive, and at Ryerson Heights, where one student and one staff member have tested positive.

Karen Wilkinson, principal at Notre Dame Catholic Elementary School in Brantford, sent a message home Saturday saying the health unit had identified “individuals from our school community that are considered close contacts to a positive COVID-19 case” and have been directed to self-isolate.

Additional area schools reporting confirmed cases include Assumption College (one);  St. John’s College (one); Brantford Collegiate Institute (two); Banbury Heights Elementary (one; Sacred Heart Elementary in Paris (two) and Burford District Elementary School (one);

Ohsweken Public Health reported one new case on Monday, bringing the number of active cases to 41 on Six Nations of the Grand River. The total number of confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic is 259, with three deaths attributed to the virus.

The health unit on Six Nations is now taking online registrations for vaccines.

Across the province, 1,053 new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, with an additional 11 deaths due to the virus. There have been 294,144 confirmed cases across Ontario since the start of the pandemic.

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