Peterborough Public Health reported just two new COVID-19 cases Thursday afternoon as active cases declined but close contacts increased.
In its update issued around 4:35 pm, the regional health unit, serving Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation, issued the following update:
- New cases (from Wednesday): 2
- Active cases: 20 – down from 25 reported on Wednesday
- Case variants of concern: 1,032 – one additional case from Wednesday. The health unit confirmed its first Delta variant case on June 19 and its first confirmed variant case on February 23.
- Total confirmed cases: 1,798 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
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- Resolved cases: 1,755 – seven additional cases since Wednesday (1,748). Resolved cases represent approximately 97.3% of all cases.
- Deceased: 23 – One death was reported on Friday, September 10, the first since June 29. The health unit reported that the woman in her 40s was not vaccinated.
- Close contacts: 529, down from 319 reported on Wednesday and 360 reported on Tuesday. 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: Reported there were no patients hospitalized for COVID-19 on Wednesday (most recent data). There have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas.
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board reports Two new cases Thursday at Millbrook / South Cavan Public School in Millbrook. The school board did not indicate whether the cases are students or staff. Kindergarten through eighth grade school remains open.
The Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington District School Board does not report any cases at its schools within the Peterborough Public Health jurisdiction.
Trent University has reported two cases of students on his campus in Peterborough and a student case on his campus in Durham (outside the jurisdiction of PPH). No other details about the cases were provided.
Fleming College has not reported any cases on its Peterborough campuses.
Other data from the health unit published on Thursday:
- Tests: More than 59,700 people have been tested for COVID-19, 250 more since Wednesday’s update.
- 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. 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 (1,362) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are from contact with another existing COVID-19 case, 20 percent (359 cases) are related to spread in the community, 3.8 percent (69 cases) related to travel and 0.4 percent (seven cases) have not yet been determined.
The health unit released its weekly vaccination rate data published on Wednesdays. The most recent data can be found in this Global News Peterborough story.
This month, the health unit is hosting a series of walk-in vaccination clinics for anyone 12 years and older, offering first and second doses. This week’s clinics include:
- Friday September 24: Healthy Planet Stadium, 911 Monaghan Rd. In Peterborough: 10 am to 3 pm
Next week’s clinics include:
- Monday September 27: Healthy Planet Stadium, 911 Monaghan Rd. In Peterborough – noon to 6 pm
- Wednesday September 29: St. Alphonsus Catholic Elementary School, 875 Mary St. in Peterborough – 4:30 pm to 7 pm; and Norwood District High School (in the cafeteria), 44 Elm St. in Norwood, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
- Friday October 1: Healthy Planet Stadium, 911 Monaghan Rd. In Peterborough: 10 am to 3 pm
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.
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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