WDG Public Health continues to work closely with local hospitals, health care partners, the Ministry of Health, Public Health Ontario and national partners to monitor and detect any cases of COVID-19.
We continue to use your feedback to update our website with the most relevant information. You can now see data and the status of confirmed positive cases in WDG in the status report below.
Important notes about the data:
- The data below will be refreshed at 10:30 a.m. daily as of April 16.
- In order to protect the health information of individuals, the data presented is aggregate data from the region.
- WDG Region includes all of Wellington County, Dufferin County and the City of Guelph.
- The number of reported cases and detailed information on each case is in a state of flux and may be received at different times. Expect that totals may not be consistent because some information will be pending each time the numbers are refreshed (ie. total confirmed cases vs. patient status case totals may not always add up to the same number).
- Confirmed cases with unknown addresses are excluded from counts by region (Wellington, Dufferin and City of Guelph), as they are unable to be assigned to a specific area.
- Data in the interactive status report is taken from confirmed cases reported to date in iPHIS. The last time data has been updated is shown below.
Resolved cases include cases reported as recovered in iPHIS, cases that are not currently listed as hospitalized in iPHIS, and cases that are 14 days past symptom onset (if present) or 14 days past the episode date if the case is closed.
- The integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS) is an information system for the reporting and surveillance of Diseases of Public Health Significance (DOPHS) in Ontario.
- An outbreak is defined as one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within a facility (long-term care home, retirement home or hospital). Outbreaks confined only to sections or wings of these facilities will be identified where applicable. The date an outbreak is declared is the date the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was identified. An outbreak is declared over 14 days after symptoms began in the most recent case and when no other cases are suspect. Confirmed cases in staff of these facilities only include those that reside in the WDG area. More information about facility outbreaks can be found on our Retirement and Long-Term Care Outbreak Bulletin.
- The number of confirmed cases is only part of the picture. Changes in testing criteria and volume will affect the trends seen on the charts, therefore those trends may not necessarily reflect changes in the actual number of infected people in the population. You should assume you can get COVID-19 in the community.