Peterborough Public Health reported eight new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, but the number of active cases was unchanged.
In its update issued around 4:25 pm, the regional health unit issued the following data:
- New cases (from Monday): 8
- Active cases: 25 – no change from 25 reported on Monday. There were 31 cases reported on Friday.
- Case variants of concern: 1,029 – five more since Monday. The health unit confirmed its first Delta variant case on June 19 and its first confirmed variant case on February 23.
- Total confirmed cases: 1,795 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
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- Resolved cases: 1,747 – eight additional cases since Monday (1,739). 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 reports that a woman in her 40s died.
- Close contacts: 360, down from the 364 reported on Monday. There were 286 reported on Friday. 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 are no patients hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Monday (latest data available). There have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas.
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board reports the following cases at your schools within the health unit jurisdiction which includes Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:
- Kaawaate East City Public School in Peterborough: 1 Case
- Thomas A. Stewart High School in Peterborough: 1 Case
- North Shore Public School in Keene: 2 Cases
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.
“Students are currently self-isolating as required, have been connected to supports and services, and will not return to campus until Public Health advises them that it is safe to do so,” the university said.
Fleming College has not reported any cases on its Peterborough campuses.
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Other data from the health unit published on Tuesday:
- Tests: More than 59,400 people have been tested for COVID-19, 100 more since Monday’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 (1,361) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are due to contact with another existing COVID-19 case, 19.8 percent (356 cases) are related to the spread in the community, 3.8 percent (69 cases) related to travel and 0.5 percent. percent (9 cases) has yet to be determined.
The health unit released its weekly immunization rate data on Wednesday which can be found in this Global News Peterborough article.
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:
- Sept. 22: Cavan Monaghan Community Center, 986 County Rd. 10, in Millbrook from 9 a.m. M. At 3 p. M.
- September 23: Havelock Community Center, 39 George St. E., in Havelock from 9 a.m. to 3 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 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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