Peterborough Public Health reported only one new COVID-19 case and an all-category increase for vaccination rates, according to data released Wednesday afternoon.
From his COVID tracker Update issued around 4:10 pm, the regional health unit reported 18 active cases, up from 17 reported on Tuesday.
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Other data from the health unit, serving Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation, on Wednesday:
- Cumulative confirmed cases: 1,888 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
- Variants of cases of concern: 1,103 – unchanged from Tuesday. The first confirmed Delta variant case was reported on June 19 and the first variant case was reported on February 23.
- Resolved cases: 1,847 – unchanged from Tuesday. Resolved cases represent approximately 97.4% of all cases.
- Close contacts: 132, up from 123 reported 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: Reported there are no patients hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas.
- Hospitalizations: 88 cases have required hospital care since the pandemic began, representing approximately five percent of all cases; 18 of the cases required the intensive care unit. ICU admissions constitute one percent of cases.
- Sprouts: None active. The health unit has treated 333 cases associated with 56 outbreaks since the start of the pandemic.
- Deceased: 23: The last death was reported on September 10.
- Exposure to COVID-19: 75.8% of all cases (1,431) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are due to contact with another existing case, 19.8% (374 cases) are related to community spread, 3.9% ( 74 cases) are travel-related and 0.5% (nine cases) have yet to be determined.
- Tests: More than 62,300 people have been tested for COVID-19, 100 more since Tuesday’s update.
- App: Since October 1, three charges have been filed against a company under the Ontario Reopening Act.
The health unit publishes its weekly vaccination rate data on Wednesday:
All eligible residents (ages 12 and older):
- 86.1 percent had received a first dose of vaccine (versus 85.5 percent on October 13).
- 82.3 percent had received a first and a second dose, fully vaccinated (versus 81.5 percent on October 13).
Adults (over 18 years old):
- 86.2 percent had received a first dose of vaccine (versus 85.9 percent on October 13).
- 82.6 percent had received a first and a second dose, fully vaccinated (versus 81.9 percent on October 13).
Youth (12 to 17 years old):
- 85.3 percent had received a first dose of vaccine (versus 84.8 percent on October 13).
- Seventy-eight percent had received a first and second dose, fully vaccinated (up from 75.8 percent on October 13).
To date, the health unit reports that 228,380 doses of vaccine have been administered locally, 1,529 more since the October 13 update.
Of that total, 113,224 eligible residents have received a first dose (396 more residents); 108,083 have received a first and second dose (1,108 more since October 13).
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, at 11:37 am Wednesday, reported two active cases between your schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit (the school board does not indicate whether the cases involve students or staff):
- Roger Neilson Public School in Peterborough – a new case. The school remains open.
- Norwood District Middle Schooll in Norwood: a case, the school remains open
A case is reported resolved in the Lakefield District Public Schools.
Peterborough Catholic District School Board Victoria Northumberland Clarington reported four active cases at their schools within the health unit’s jurisdiction Tuesday afternoon (the school board does not say whether the cases involve students or staff).
- St. Anne Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough: two new cases. The school remains open.
- St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Norwood: two active cases. The outbreak, declared on October 8, was lifted on Sunday. Three cases have been resolved. The school remains open.
A case in Immaculate Conception Catholic Elementary School in Peterborough it was reported resolved on Wednesday.
Trent University reported there are no active cases at its Peterborough and Durham campuses on Wednesday afternoon; a case is solved on the Peterborough campus. The university also reported that 93 percent of students and 96 percent of employees are fully vaccinated. Another four percent of the students and one percent of the staff are partially vaccinated.
Fleming College has not reported any cases on its Peterborough campus.
This month, the health unit is hosting a series of walk-in vaccination clinics for anyone 12 years and older, offering the first and second doses, including clinics this week at the Healthy Planet Arena (911) Monaghan. Road in Peterborough:
- Friday October 22, From 10 to. M. At 3 p. M.
Thursday, October 21:
- Ennismore Arena (553 Ennis Rd.) In Ennismore: 2 p. M. – 6 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.
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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