Peterborough Public Health reported two new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, while the total number of active cases saw a slight drop.
In its COVID tracker Update issued around 4:15 p.m., the regional health unit reported 29 active cases of COVID-19, up from 30 on Thursday.
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Other data Thursday from the regional health unit, serving Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:
- Sprouts: A workplace outbreak remains in effect in House instead on Charlotte Street. The company offers home care services for the elderly. Declared last Thursday, there are four cases associated with the outbreak. As of Thursday, the health unit has dealt with 340 cases associated with 58 outbreaks since the start of the pandemic, unchanged from Friday.
- Cumulative confirmed cases: 1,937 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
- Deceased: 24: The last death was reported on October 30.
- Variants of cases of concern: 1,141: four more since Wednesday’s update. The first variant case was reported on February 23 and the first confirmed Delta variant case was reported on June 19.
- Resolved cases: 1,884: three more cases since Wednesday. Resolved cases represent approximately 97.4% of all cases.
- Close contacts: 60, up from 54 reported Wednesday. 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.
- Hospitalizations: 91 cases have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, one more since Wednesday. Peterborough Regional Health Center on Wednesday reported two active COVID-19 admissions. Hospitalized cases represent approximately 4.7% of all cases; 20 of the cases required the intensive care unit, an additional case since Monday. Admissions to the ICU represent one percent of all cases in the health unit since the start of the pandemic.
- Exposure to COVID-19: 75.4% of all cases (1,460) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are due to contact with another existing case, 20% (388 cases) are related to community spread, 3.9% (76 cases ) are travel-related and 0.7% (13 cases) have yet to be determined.
- Tests: More than 63,900 people have been tested for COVID-19, 50 more since Wednesday’s update.
- App: Since October 1, five charges have been filed against a total of three companies under the Ontario Reopening Act.
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, at 10:10 am Thursday, reported no active cases among its schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit. The school handles six cases in five schools outside the jurisdiction of the health unit.
Peterborough Catholic District School Board Victoria Northumberland Clarington reported no active cases at their schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit on Thursday afternoon. There are unique cases in three schools outside the jurisdiction of the health unit.
Trent University reported one new case at his Peterborough campus on Thursday and none at the Durham campus. It says that 94 percent of students and 96 percent of employees are fully vaccinated and three percent of students and one percent of staff are partially vaccinated.
Fleming College has not reported any cases on its Peterborough campus. The university announced Wednesday that classes and in-person services will resume in January 2022.
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