COVID-19: 12 new cases for the Peterborough area; variant of cases of concern exceed 1,000 for the region – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Peterborough Public Health reported another 12 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday as the cumulative total of variant cases surpassed 1,000.

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In its update issued around 4:25 pm. The regional health unit, serving Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation, issued the following data:

  • New cases (from Monday): 12
  • Active cases: 54 – versus 46 reported on Monday.
  • Case variants of concern: 1003 – 10 additional cases since Monday (993). The health unit confirmed its first Delta variant case on June 19 and its first confirmed variant case on February 23.
  • Total confirmed cases: 1,767 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
  • Resolved cases: 1,690 – four additional cases since Monday (1,686). Resolved cases represent approximately 96% of all cases.
  • Deceased: 23 – One death was reported on Friday, September 10, the first since June 29. The health unit reports that a woman in her 40s died.
  • Close contacts: 516, down from 600 reported on Monday and 582 reported on Friday. A close contact is a person who is known to have had close contact with someone who was infected with COVID-19. People who are close contacts must self-isolate for 14 days from the last time they had contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Center: Reports a patient hospitalized for COVID-19 on Monday (most recent data). There have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas.

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board reports the following cases at its schools:

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  • Kaawaate East City Public School in Peterborough (one case, open school)
  • Thomas A. Stewart Peterborough High School (one case, open school)
  • North Shore Public School in Keene (One Case, Open School)

The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington District School Board has not reported any cases in schools within the Peterborough Public Health jurisdiction.

Trent University and Fleming College have not reported any cases on their Peterborough campuses.

Other information, vaccination clinics

Other data for Tuesday:

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  • Testing: More than 58,650 people have been tested for COVID-19, 100 more since Monday.
  • Sprouts: None active. The health unit has treated 312 cases of COVID-19 associated with 52 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
  • Hospitalizations: 88 cases have required hospital care, an additional case since Friday. The 88 cases represent approximately five percent of all cases; 18 of the cases required the intensive care unit. ICU admissions constitute one percent of cases.
  • Exposure to COVID-19: 75.8 percent of all cases (1,340) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are from contact with another existing COVID-19 case, 19.8 percent (350 cases) are related to community spread, 3.8 percent (68 percent)) travel-related, and 0.5 percent (9 cases) have yet to be determined

On Wednesday, September 8, the health unit released its weekly vaccination rate data which can be found in this Global News story.

This month, the health unit is hosting a series of walk-in vaccination clinics in Peterborough County for anyone 12 and older, offering first and second doses. This week’s clinics include:

  • Wednesday, September 15: Buckhorn Community Center, 1782 Lakehurst Rd., Buckhorn from 9 am to 3 pm
  • Thursday, September 16: Citi Center, 245 Charlotte St. from 10 am to 3 pm; Lakefield College School (Chapel), 4391 County Rd. 29, Lakefield from 10 am to 2 pm LCS students requested reservations through the LCS Wellness Center.

All medical tests and evaluations for COVID-19 in Peterborough are now consolidated at the Peterborough Regional Health Center assessment center at 1 Dr. Hospital Appointments must be booked online by visiting this website.

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Several Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to eligible recipients. An appointment is required and can be done by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Ontario government website.

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