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30th local COVID-19 death

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The Brant County Health Unit on Wednesday reported the area’s 30th COVID-19 death.

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The health unit said the most recent death is a man in his 70s, who was in close contact with a confirmed case transmission and was hospitalized at the time of death.

No other information, including whether the person was vaccinated or unvaccinated, was released by the health unit.

Also on Wednesday, the health unit reported 18 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing to 26 the number for this week.

Since the pandemic began in March last year, 4,364 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Brantford and Brant County, with 4,258 of those resulting in recovered cases.

Active cases increased to 76 on Wednesday from 74 on Tuesday.

The Brant Community Healthcare System is reporting three COVID patients in hospital receiving care, with one in critical care. The BCHU reports there is one patient in care with the difference due to the timing of reporting or the fact the health unit only reports the number of local residents who are hospitalized.

The BCHU is reporting COVID-19 cases by vaccination status each Monday and of all cases since June 14, 72.09 per cent (700) have been among unvaccinated people, 8.14 per cent of cases (79) have been people with one vaccine dose and 19.77 per cent of cases (192) have been people who are fully vaccinated.

The health unit is reporting 1,847 variants of concern. Of those, 792 have the B.1.1.7 (UK) lineage, 401 have the B.1.617 (India) lineage, 89 have the P.1 (Brazil) lineage and 565 have some mutation detected.

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There have been 247,404 total doses of the vaccine administered by the BCHU. That number includes 118,393 first doses, 118,003 second doses and 11,008 third doses.

As of Dec. 5, 86 per cent of residents aged 12 and older have received one dose of the vaccine while 83 per cent have received two or more doses.

Those aged five to 11 recently became eligible for the vaccine and in Brantford-Brant, 18.82 per cent of that age group has received a dose of the vaccine.

The following are a list of walk-in clinics where vaccines are being administered:

  • Lynden Park Mall (near Entrance 4), Wednesday through Friday, Noon to 6:30 p.m.
  • 195 Henry St., Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Wednesday, noon to 6:30 p.m.
  • Paris Fairgrounds, Wednesday through Saturday, 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.

The following is a list of ongoing outbreaks:

  • Branlyn Community School, Dec. 4, five children/students
  • Central Baptist Academy, Nov. 30, two children/students
  • St. Theresa School, Nov. 29, three children/students
  • Brantford Christian School (bus), Nov 27, three children/students
  • Brantford Christian School, Nov. 26, 18 children/students and two staff/providers
  • Sacred Heart School, Nov. 26, two children/students
  • Cobblestone Elementary School (Paris), Nov. 23, 11 children/students and two staff/providers
  • Agnes Hodge Public School, Nov. 22, 22 children/students
  • Manufacturing/industrial No. 25, Dec. 6, three cases

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The following is a list of new COVID-19 cases reported at local schools since Dec. 3:

  • Glen Morris Central Public School, Dec. 3, one case
  • Woodman-Cainsville School, Dec. 3, one case
  • North Park Collegiate, Dec. 7, one case
  • St. John’s College, Dec. 4, one case

On Six Nations of the Grand River, there were 42 active cases as of Monday. There are four people from Six Nations currently hospitalized.

Six Nations has 289.33 cases per 100,000 people as of Thursday compared to 62.59 for Brant County (as of Monday) and 83 for Haldimand-Norfolk (as of Monday).

Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 837 confirmed cases, of which 768 are resolved.

Exact numbers were not available but 54 per cent of the population has received a dose of the vaccination, with 47 per cent competing their vaccination series.

There have been 15 deaths related to the virus on Six Nations.

On Wednesday, Public Health Ontario reported 1,009 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. Of the cases, 507 are from individuals who are unvaccinated, partially vaccinated or whose vaccination status is unknown.

The seven-day rolling average in the province sits at 1,007, the highest it has been since it was 1,030 on June 1.

There were eight deaths reported Wednesday and the number of people in the province who have died as a result of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic is 10,044.

Ontario’s Science Advisory Table released new modelling on Tuesday suggesting case counts could increase to 1,750 per day in early 2022. However, the scientists warned that the newly detected Omicron variant could cause that number to go higher.

With more than 160 patients currently in ICUs, there is concern that capacity may become an issue as cases rise.

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