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Local help, not the military, is best for Roberta Place, says minister of long-term care

Local help, not the military, is best for Roberta Place, says minister of long-term care

'Ultimately, the community spread is the biggest threat to long-term care staff and homes, so everyone has a role to play,' says Dr. Fullerton
Midland woman dies from COVID-19, health unit reports 88 new cases today

Midland woman dies from COVID-19, health unit reports 88 new cases today

There is one new local case, involving a Penetanguishene man between 45 and 64 years old
Ontario reports 2,632 new COVID cases today

Ontario reports 2,632 new COVID cases today

There are 26,063 active, lab-confirmed cases in Ontario
19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

19 people dead, 122 residents and 69 staff positive for COVID at Roberta Place

'This virus is very tenacious ... Seeing it spread in this facility this quickly is a concern,' says Simcoe-Muskoka medical officer of health
Ontario's COVID test processing dips on Tuesdays, here's why

Ontario's COVID test processing dips on Tuesdays, here's why

On a recent Friday a record 76,742 tests were reported processed compared to 44,802 tests on a Tuesday
No back-to-school Monday for Simcoe County students

No back-to-school Monday for Simcoe County students

Students in neighbouring Grey-Bruce Counties will, however, be headed back to a physical classroom on Jan. 25
Lab testing at Barrie retirement home identifies six swabs with COVID variant

Lab testing at Barrie retirement home identifies six swabs with COVID variant

Barrie home has recorded 10 deaths since an outbreak began earlier this month
Three local residents among 47 new COVID-19 cases in region today

Three local residents among 47 new COVID-19 cases in region today

As of today, 710 individuals from the region have received both doses of the vaccine
Ontario reports 2,655 new COVID cases today

Ontario reports 2,655 new COVID cases today

The province's daily update also includes 89 new deaths and 136 hospitalizations
'Severely diminished' vaccine supply has health unit rethinking local rollout

'Severely diminished' vaccine supply has health unit rethinking local rollout

It's possible the plan announced today by the health unit to vaccinate retirement home residents over the next 10 days will be delayed