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Outbreak declared over at Norfolk Manor

Public Health reports two new confirmed cases in Guelph, none in Wellington County
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Norfolk Manor on Norfolk Street in Guelph. GuelphToday file photo

Public Health has declared the deadly COVID-19 outbreak over at Guelph's Norfolk Manor Retirement Home.

All told there were 22 residents and seven staff members who had the virus, with seven resident deaths, making it one of the hardest-hit facilities in Wellington Dufferin Guelph Public Health's coverage area.

Public Health defines an outbreak as one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 within a facility (long-term care home, retirement home or hospital). At one point there were 14 facilities with outbreaks, with Shelburne Residence in Shelburne being the hardest hit, having 82 cumulative cases and 19 deaths.

The lone institution still listed as having an outbreak is Shelburne Residence.

An outbreak is declared over 14 days after symptoms began in the most recent case and when no other cases are suspect.

There were two new confirmed cases in Guelph in the past 24 hours, as of early Thursday morning, and none in Wellington County.

The total cumulative cases for Guelph and Wellington County to date is 179 with 10 deaths.