RENFREW COUNTY – The Renfrew County vaccination program is making progress even as the county is hit hard by the third wave, relative to cases created in the first two waves of COVID-19.
The Renfrew County and District Health Unit (RCDHU) has provided an update on COVID-19 vaccination rates.
As of Monday (May 2), a total of 36,965 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered through one of several COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Renfrew County.
The RCDHU says approximately 38 per cent of the population aged 16 and older have now received at least one dose of the vaccine.
More than 80 per cent of residents over the age of 70 living in Renfrew County have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Today (May 5), Renfrew County residents born between 1962 and 1966 (55 to 59 years of age) are eligible to book a vaccine appointment.
Childcare workers in licensed childcare settings were able to start booking appointments as of April 29.
The RCDHU is reporting six residents have tested positive for COVID-19 Monday (May 3) and are currently in the hospital including one person in the intensive care unit. Three more were confirmed yesterday (May 4).
The detailed case summary shows 132 residents in Renfrew County and District (RCD) have screened positive for a COVID-19 variant of concern.
The RCDHU has confirmed 601 cases, with 552 resolved and six deaths, leaving 43 active cases spread out across the region.