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Ontario reports 3,448 people with COVID in hospital, 9,782 new cases

Ontario is reporting 3,448 people are in hospital with COVID-19 on Wednesday.

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Of the 3,448 people in hospital with COVID-19, which is up by 228 since Tuesday, around 54 per cent of them were admitted because of the virus, while about 46 per cent were admitted for other reasons but tested positive for COVID-19.

Read more: Ontario reports 3,448 people with COVID in hospital, 9,782 new cases

The province also reported that of the hospitalizations there are 505 people in ICUs, which is up 28 from the previous day. Around 83 per cent of those in intensive care were admitted because of COVID-19, while around 17 per cent were admitted for other reasons.

Meanwhile, Ontario also reported 9,783 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and 46 more virus-related deaths over the past month.

Further details, including vaccination status of cases, can be found in this Global News article.

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Elgin and Oxford

Southwestern Public Health reported four more deaths on Wednesday. The deaths involve two women from Oxford County, one in her 60s and the other in her 80s, as well as a man in his 50s from Elgin County and a man in his 70s whose death is associated with an outbreak at Secord Trails. This is the second death associated with the current Secord Trails outbreak.

SWPH reported three deaths the day before, all tied to long-term care homes. The deaths involve a woman in her 80s at Caressant Care Bonnie Place, a man in his 80s at Secord Trails and a woman in her 90s at Terrace Lodge.

SWPH reported 24 hospitalizations on Wednesday, up from 23 the day before and 18 a week ago. There were eight cases in the ICU, unchanged from Tuesday and up from five a week ago.

The test positivity rate for the week of Jan. 2 was 19.5 per cent, down from 24.8 per cent during the week of Dec. 26.

As for cases, SWPH is reporting:

8,720 cases (an increase of 106, with two cases removed due to data cleanup)
1,312 active cases (a decrease of 70)
7,112 resolved cases (an increase of 170; note that SWPH clears all cases after 10 days regardless of outcome)
126 deaths (an increase of four)

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There are active outbreaks at the following long-term homes, retirement homes and hospitals:

Valleyview Nursing Home, St. Thomas, declared Dec. 23 and involving 15 resident cases and 20 staff cases
Woodingford Lodge, Woodstock, declared Dec. 28 and involving nine resident cases and 14 staff cases
Tillsonburg Retirement Residence – Tillsonburg, declared Dec. 29 and involving three resident cases
Chartwell Oxford Gardens, Woodstock, declared Dec. 30 and involving 12 resident cases and three staff cases
Caressant Care Bonnie Place Retirement Home, St. Thomas, declared Dec. 30 and involving 13 resident cases, six staff cases, one death and one case under investigation
Caressant Care Bonnie Place Nursing Home, St. Thomas, declared Dec. 30 and involving four resident cases and six staff cases
Elgin Manor, St. Thomas, declared Dec. 31 and involving four resident cases and two staff cases
Extendicare, Port Stanley, declared Jan. 2 and involving seven resident cases and seven staff cases
Secord Trails, Ingersoll, declared Jan. 2 and involving 34 resident cases, 10 staff cases and two deaths
Chartwell Aylmer, Aylmer, declared Jan. 2 and involving three resident cases and six staff cases
Alexandra Hospital, Ingersoll, declared Jan. 3 and involving nine resident cases and two staff cases
Caressant Care Nursing Home – Woodstock, declared Jan. 3 and involving one resident case and 10 staff cases
Maples Nursing Home – Tavistock, declared Jan. 7, involving one resident case and six staff cases
St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital – St. Thomas, declared Jan. 7, involving three resident cases and three staff cases

There are currently no active outbreaks at local schools. More information on school cases can be found on the websites of the Thames Valley District School Board and the London District Catholic School Board.

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As of Jan. 10, 76.6 per cent of those aged five and older in the region had received two doses of the vaccine, while 81.6 per cent have had at least one dose.

A walk-in vaccination clinic will be held on Jan. 13 in Straffordville from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Straffordville Community Centre at 56169 Heritage Line.

Further information on where and how to get vaccinated can be found on the health unit’s website.

The health unit encouraged people to join its Same-Day Vaccination List, which offers any leftover doses due to cancellations or no-shows.

Huron and Perth

On Wednesday, Huron Perth Public Health reported six people were in hospital with COVID-19, up from five on Tuesday and down from seven a week ago.

Of those, four are considered to be active cases.

The number of health-care workers with active COVID-19 infections climbed to 89, up from 87 on Tuesday and 15 a week ago.

For the week of Jan. 2, the test positivity rate was 11 per cent, from 21.2 per cent for the week of Dec. 26.

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In total, HPPH reported on Wednesday:

4,306 total cases (an increase of 30)
1,189 active cases (an increase of 13)
3,039 recoveries (an increase of 32)
78 deaths to date (unchanged)

The most recent deaths were reported on Tuesday when two deaths were added to the tally, no further details were provided.

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There are 20 active outbreaks reported by HPPH, including nine at long-term care or retirement homes:

Hillside Manor, Perth East, declared Dec. 31 and involving three staff cases
Kingsway Lodge, St. Marys, declared Jan. 3 and involving seven resident cases and 10 staff cases
Queensway Nursing home, Bluewater, declared Dec. 31 and involving one resident case and one staff case
Wildwood Care Centre, St. Marys, declared Dec. 27 and involving seven staff cases
Caressant Care Retirement Home, North Perth, declared Jan. 2 and involving one resident case and two staff cases
Exeter Villa, South Huron, declared Jan. 2 and involving six resident cases and 10 staff cases
Goderich Place, Goderich, declared Jan. 8 and involving one resident case and three staff cases
Maplewood Manor Retirement Home, Huron East, declared Dec. 30 and involving one resident case and three staff cases
Seaforth Manor Retirement Home, Huron East, declared Jan. 2 and involving three resident cases and three staff cases

HPPH is also reporting an outbreak at Stratford General Hospital, declared Jan. 7, involving one patient and four staff members.

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HPPH is reporting 10 outbreaks at congregate living settings but no further details were provided.

Data on school cases can be found on the websites of the Avon-Maitland District School Board and the Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board.

As of Jan. 10, 83.3 per cent of residents aged five and older have had at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose while 78.4 per cent are fully vaccinated. Third-dose coverage stands at 38.6 per cent of those five and older, though those under the age of 18 are not eligible for a third dose.

Information on how and where to get a vaccine can be found on the health unit’s website.

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Sarnia and Lambton

Bluewater Health reported 35 patients in hospital with confirmed COVID-19, up from 34 the day before and 26 a week ago.

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Lambton Public Health is reporting the average ICU occupancy was at 95 per cent for the week of Jan. 2, up from 80 per cent for the week of Dec. 26.

The test positivity rate for the week of Jan. 2 was 28.5 per cent, down from 31.2 per cent for the week of Dec. 26.

On Wednesday, Lambton Public Health reported:

7,280 total cases (an increase of 47)
939 active cases (a decrease of 376)
6,250 resolved cases (an increase of 421)
91 deaths to date (an increase of two)

LPH reported 17 active outbreaks as of Wednesday.

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There are outbreaks at the following congregate living facilities:

Christian Horizons in Sarnia, declared Jan. 10 and involving fewer than five resident cases and fewer than five staff/caregiver cases
Lambton County Developmental Services in Wyoming, declared Jan. 9 and involving fewer than five resident cases and fewer than five staff/caregiver cases
Huron House Boys Home in Brights Grove, declared Jan. 8 and involving fewer than five residents and fewer than five staff/caregivers
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton in Sarnia, declared Jan. 7 and involving fewer than five residents and fewer than five staff/caregivers
St. Francis Advocates in Petrolia, declared Jan. 7 and involving fewer than five residents and fewer than five staff/caregivers
Community Living Sarnia-Lambton in Sarnia, declared Jan. 6 and involving fewer than five residents and fewer than five staff/caregivers

There are outbreaks at the following long-term care and retirement homes:

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Watford Quality Care in Watford, declared Jan. 5 and involving fewer than five resident cases and fewer than five staff cases
Trillium Villa in Sarnia, declared Jan. 3 and involving 21 residents and 19 staff/caregivers
Marshall Gowland Manor in Sarnia, declared Jan. 1 and involving fewer than five residents and 13 staff/caregivers
Afton Park Place in Sarnia, declared Dec. 31 and involving fewer than five residents and nine staff/caregivers
Sumac Lodge in Sarnia, declared Dec. 31 and involving 18 resident cases and 12 cases among staff/caregivers
Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia, declared Dec. 30 and involving six residents and 12 staff/caregivers
Vision Nursing Home in Sarnia, declared Dec. 29 and involving fewer than five residents and eight staff/caregivers
Rosewood Retirement Village in Sarnia, declared Dec. 26 and involving fewer than five residents and fewer than five staff/caregivers

Outbreaks have also been reported at a jail and hospital. The outbreak at Sarnia Jail in Sarnia was declared Jan. 8 and involves five inmates and fewer than five staff members. The outbreak at Bluewater Health in Sarnia was declared Jan. 7 and involves five patients and five staff members.

There is also an outbreak at an unidentified workplace, declared Jan. 11 and involving one case.

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All active cases at schools within the Lambton Kent District School Board can be found online, as can cases at schools within the St. Clair Catholic District School Board.

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Eighty-one per cent of area residents age five and older have had at least one dose of vaccine while 77 per cent have had two doses. Thirty per cent have had a third dose, health unit data shows. Note that those under 18 are not currently eligible for a third dose.

Residents can book and re-book COVID-19 vaccine appointments or find information on vaccine availability at pharmacies using the health unit’s registration page. People can also contact the vaccine call centre at 226-254-8222.

Those who are able to get vaccinated on short notice are encouraged to sign up for Lambton Public Health’s daily Vaccine Standby List.

— with files from Global News’ Gabby Rodrigues

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