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One new COVID-19 case in Haldimand-Norfolk

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There was one new COVID-19 case reported Tuesday by the Haldimand Norfolk Health Unit in the past 24 hours.

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Since the pandemic started in March of last year, there have been 2,723 positive results, including two from Monday. A total of 2,660 cases have been resolved.

As of Tuesday, there were nine active cases.

There have been 48 deaths in the communities as well as six people who tested positive but died from complications attributed to other illnesses.

The HNHU has administered 116,104 doses of the vaccine an increase of 1,729 doses from Monday. There are now 45,356 people who have completed their vaccine series.

The total number of people in Haldimand-Norfolk who have received at least one dose of the vaccine is 130,795, which translates to 74.6 per cent of the population. Some people have received the vaccine outside of the HNHU area.

The percentage of people who are fully vaccinated now sits at 61.2. The percentage of the population that has received one dose is at 13.4 while the percentage of people who have yet to receive a dose is 25.4.

The health unit notes that data on vaccinations can be delayed up to 48 hours.

All adults in Ontario turning 18 or older this year are eligible to book their COVID-19 vaccine through the province’s website or individual health unit websites. Those aged 12 to 18 are eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Vaccine appointments can be booked through the province’s booking system at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

Visit www.hnhu.org/covid19vaccine/ for more information and for full details about vaccine rollout in Haldimand and Norfolk counties and covid-19.ontario.ca/ for more information on the rollout in Ontario.

On Tuesday, Public Health Ontario reported 127 new cases in the past 24 hours.

There were two deaths reported from Monday, bringing the total number of people who have died since the pandemic began to 9,296.

There have now been 18,338,512 doses of the vaccine administered, which means 132,963 doses were administered on Monday. In Ontario, 8,042,242 people are fully vaccinated.

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