Peterborough Public Health reported a daily record of five deaths from COVID-19, according to data released Tuesday afternoon.

The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued at 4:45 p.m., reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:

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Deaths: 46 since the pandemic was declared – another five since Monday’s update, and the 16th in January which included 11 vaccinated individuals and five unvaccinated individuals. According to the health unit, the latest deaths were not all Tuesday due to delays in reporting data. However, the last five deaths include:

  • Vaccinated: A woman in her 60s, a man in his 80s and two women in their 90s
  • Unvaccinated: A man in his 70s

New active laboratory-confirmed cases: 40 since Monday’s update.

Active laboratory-confirmed cases: 328 – down from 412 on Monday and 523 on Friday. The health unit notes that the number of active cases reported is an “underestimation” due to changes in the availability of PCR tests that are effective on 31 December 2021.

Cumulative laboratory-confirmed cases: 4 790

Cases in Hospital: Peterborough Regional Health Center On Tuesday around 16:50, 21 inpatients reported with COVID-19, unchanged from Monday. 34 were reported on Friday. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial prescriptions, its first for 2022. The health unit reported 163 cases in hospital on Tuesday since the start of the pandemic – another four since Monday’s – and 29 cases have been in March 2020 in An ICU included (unchanged).

Resolved cases: 119 more since Monday. The 4,416 cumulative resolved cases account for approximately 92.9 percent of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

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No new outbreaks were reported. There are 16 active outbreaks reported after an outbreak was reported at a community housing facility (No. 12) on Tuesday. Active cases include (unless indicated, case details not made available):

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  • Joint living environment No. 17): Declared 19 Jan
  • Joint living environment (No. 18): Declared 19 Jan
  • Shared living facility (No. 16): January 19 declared.
  • Centenary long-term care in Millbrook: Declared 14 January The home is late Monday reported six active cases among residents, down from eight reported on January 19th.
  • Peterborough Retirement Home: January 14 declared.
  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living: January 14 declared.
  • Shared living facility (No. 14) in Peterborough: Declared 10 Jan.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Center: January 10 on the B4 inpatient unit.
  • Sherbrooke Heights Retirement Home in Peterborough: Declared 8 Jan.
  • Shared living facility (No. 9) in Peterborough: Declared 6 Jan.
  • Rubid Street Retirement Residence: Declared 2 Jan.
  • Shared living facility (No. 7): Declared 29 Dec.
  • St. Joseph’s by Fleming long-term care in Peterborough: declared 29 December. The house on Tuesday 25 January reported four active cases among residents. The house says the administration of the fourth vaccine program is underway.
  • Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough: Declared on December 28, the House initially reported five personnel cases. From 20 January, the facility 16 active cases reported – six residents and 10 staff members.
  • Riverview Manor long-term care in Peterborough: Declared 28 Dec.
  • Lakefield Extension: Declared 22 Dec.

There have been 762 cases related to 96 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared – 357 cases in the past 30 days and 67 cases over the past seven days.

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The health unit posts daily updates on its COVID-19 tracker website. Note that 321 186 doses of a vaccine were administered.

About 86 percent of qualifying residents (5 years and older) received one dose, while 81 percent received two doses and 50.4 percent received three doses.

The health unit is updating its list of clinics on its website offers first, second and third doses for adults and first doses for children aged five to 11. Walk-in appointments are available at the Healthy Planet Arena this week (Jan. 24-27). All other appointments must be booked Ontario’s online portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Discussion Call Center at 1-833-943-3900.

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A number of Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to qualifying recipients. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or the Ontario Government Website.

Testing continues at Peterborough Regional Health Center’s assessment center at 1 Hospital Dr. More information on booking a test by the COVID-19 Assessment Center can be found on the health unit’s website.

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