After two consecutive days setting records for new COVID-19 cases, Peterborough Public Health reported 51 new cases, while the Catholic school board reported three new outbreaks.
However, it should be noted that the health unit COVID tracker The update was issued at 11:45 a.m. on Friday instead of the usual daily update between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The morning update shows 333 active cases, up from 301 reported on Thursday and 209 on Wednesday.
Ninety-nine new cases were reported Thursday, the highest total in a single day for the health unit, which serves Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.
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A month ago, on November 24, the health unit reported 36 active cases.
Other data on Friday:
- Cumulative confirmed cases: 2,470 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
- Deceased: 28 since the pandemic was declared, with four reported this month, the most recent on Monday.
- Hospitalizations: 100 cases have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, unchanged from Wednesday. Peterborough Regional Health Center Thursday night reported seven active COVID-19 admissions – one new admission – with two of them in an intensive care unit. Hospitalized cases represent approximately four percent of all cases; 22 of the cases require the intensive care unit, unchanged from Monday. ICU admissions represent 0.9 percent of all health unit cases since the pandemic was declared.
- Sprouts: Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington District School Board at 1:19 pm on Friday reported that outbreaks were declared at Monsignor Catholic Elementary School and St. Paul CES, both in Peterborough (three active cases each), and at St. Martin CES in Ennismore (two cases). The morning health unit update reported four active outbreaks: Crestwood Secondary School (nine cases) and a varsity school in town, an unnamed congregated living environment in town and in Extendicare Lakefield. There have been 380 cases (four more since Thursday) associated with 68 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared, 34 cases in the past 30 days.
- Variants of cases of concern: 1,450 – 65 more cases since Thursday’s update. The first locally confirmed cases of Omicron variants were reported on December 14. The first case of variants in the region was reported on February 23; the first confirmed case of the Delta variant was reported on June 19.
- Resolved cases: 2,109 – 19 more cases since Thursday. Resolved cases represent about 85.3 percent of all cases, up from 86.3 percent reported Thursday.
- Exposure to COVID-19: 66.6% of all cases (1,645) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are due to contact with another existing case, 18.8% (465 cases) are related to community spread, 3.2% ( 79 cases) are related to travel and 11.4% (281 cases) have their source yet to be determined.
- Evidence: More than 68,050 people have been tested for COVID-19, 250 more since Thursday’s update. About one in three residents has been tested for COVID-19 at least once.
- Application: From October 1, charges have been filed against a total of four businesses under the Ontario Reopening Act.
The latest data on the vaccination rate can be found in this Global News Peterborough article from Wednesday. The health unit reported Thursday that starting December 30, all doses of vaccine administered to residents 30 and older will be the Moderna vaccine due to supply shortages.
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Third dose / booster vaccines are now available to residents 18 years of age and older, and first stockpiles of vaccines are available to children ages 5 to 11. All appointments must be booked on Ontario Online Portal or by calling the provincial vaccine reservation call center at 1-833-943-3900. The health unit updates its list of clinics on their website.
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All medical tests and evaluations for COVID-19 in Peterborough are now consolidated in the Peterborough Regional Health Center evaluation center at 1 Dr. Hospital More information on how to book a test can be found through the center on the website of the health unit.
Various 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.
Rapid antigen tests
Rapid antigen tests for the province will be available for distribution at the following locations:
- Monday, December 27: Peterborough Memorial Center (151 Lansdowne St. W.) from 5 pm to 9 pm
- Wednesday, January 5 and Thursday, January 6, 2022: Peterborough Public Library (345 Aylmer St. N.) from 10 am to 3 pm Thursday, January 6, 2022.
- Saturday, January 8, 2022: Peterborough Farmers’ Market, Morrow Building (151 Lansdowne St. W.) from 7 am to 1 pm
Beginning at 1:10 p.m. Friday, the Peterborough Catholic District Victoria Northumberland Clarington School Board reported 17 active cases and three outbreaks in their schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit. All schools are open but cases are not identified.
You can find a complete list of school cases in the school board website.
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board starting at 2 p.m. Friday reported 29 active cases and one outbreak within the jurisdiction of the health unit.
- nine cases: Crestwood Secondary School in Peterborough (outbreak declared Wednesday)
- Five Cases: Lakefield District Public School in Lakefield
- three cases: Warsaw Public School in Warsaw
- two cases: Crestwood Intermediate of Peterborough, James Strath Public School and Kenner Collegiate and Vocational Institute
- one case: Edmison Heights Public School in Peterborough (new case), Adam Scott Middle School, Prince of Wales Public School and Thomas A. Stewart High School, and Westmount Public School and North Shore Public School in Keene.
Trent University reported four active cases at its Peterborough campus at 4pm Thursday and none at its Durham campus. No updates will be made from Friday, December 24 to January 4, 2022.
Fleming College has not reported any cases at its Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg campuses. Face-to-face classes were scheduled to resume in early January, however plans are now behind schedule. Winter semester classes will now begin on Monday, January 17, 2022, and the weeks of January 17 and January 24 will be delivered completely online. The university aims to return to in-person learning on January 31 for specialized, hands-on courses with some continuation of online delivery where appropriate.
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