COVID-19: 5 new cases for Peterborough area as active cases rise to 39; close contacts exceed 400 – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Peterborough Public Health reported another five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday as active cases continue to rise and contracts closed surpass 400.

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In its update issued around 4:05 pm, the regional health unit, which serves Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation, issued the following data:

  • New cases since Wednesday: 5
  • Active cases: 39, compared to 36 reported on Wednesday.
  • Variants of cases of concern: 970, 17 additional cases since Wednesday (953). The health unit confirmed its first Delta variant case on June 19 and its first confirmed variant case on February 23.
  • Total confirmed cases: 1,734 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
  • Resolved cases: 1,673 – two additional cases as of Wednesday (1,671) Resolved cases represent approximately 97.8 percent of all cases.
  • Deaths: 22 (unchanged) The last death was reported on June 29.
  • Close contacts: 423, down from 179 reported Wednesday. 69 were 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: Reports a patient hospitalized for COVID-19. There have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas.

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  • Testing: More than 58,850 people have been tested for COVID-19, 100 more since Wednesday.
  • 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: 87 cases have required hospital care (unchanged since September 3), about 5.1 percent of all cases, while 18 of the cases required the intensive care unit. ICU admissions constitute one percent of cases.
  • Trent University: The case tracker is not currently available.
  • Fleming College: It does not report cases related to its campuses.
  • Exposure to COVID-19: 75.7 percent of all cases in the jurisdiction of the health unit are from contact with another existing case of COVID-19, 20 percent is related to community spread, 3, 8 percent are travel-related and 0.5 percent have yet to be diagnosed. determined.

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

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

  • Thursday, September 9: Crestwood Secondary School, 1885 Sherbrooke St. W. (in the library): 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Friday, September 10: Healthy Planet Arena (911 Monaghan Road) from 10 a.m. M. At 3 p. M. And at Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute, 175 Langton St. (in the cafeteria) from 3:30 p.m. M. At 6:30 p. M.

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 No appointment necessary.

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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