Peterborough Public Health reported a new COVID-19 case Thursday afternoon as the number of active cases continues to decline.

its COVID tracker The update, issued around 4:12 p.m., shows 16 active cases of COVID-19, compared to 21 on Wednesday and 26 reported on Tuesday.

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Other data from the regional health unit on Thursday:

  • Sprouts: None active. Since the pandemic began, the health unit has treated 340 cases associated with 58 outbreaks.
  • Cumulative confirmed cases: 1,958 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
  • Deceased: 24: The last death was reported on October 30.
  • Variants of cases of concern: 1,152 – one more since Wednesday’s update. The first variant case was reported on February 23 and the first confirmed Delta variant case was reported on June 19.
  • Resolved cases: 1918: six more cases since Wednesday’s update. Resolved cases represent approximately 98% of all cases.
  • Close contacts: 133, down from 108 reported Wednesday. 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.
  • Hospitalizations: 92 cases have required hospitalization since the pandemic began, unchanged from Tuesday. Peterborough Regional Health Center on Tuesday reported an active admission for COVID-19 (most recent data). Hospitalized cases represent approximately 4.7% of all cases; 20 of the cases required the intensive care unit. Admissions to the ICU represent one percent of all cases in the health unit since the start of the pandemic.
  • Exposure to COVID-19: 75.1% of all cases (1,471) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are due to contact with another existing case, 20.3% (398 cases) are related to community spread, 3.9% ( 76 cases) are travel-related and 0.7% (13 cases) have yet to be determined.
  • Tests: More than 64,350 people have been tested for COVID-19, 50 more since Wednesday’s update.
  • App: Since October 1, five charges have been filed against a total of three companies under the Ontario Reopening Act. The health unit last updated the page on October 28.
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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board reported an active case among its schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit, the Prince of Wales Public School in Peterborough, unchanged from Wednesday. The school board handles another 16 cases in eight schools outside the jurisdiction of the health unit. The school board does not say whether the cases involve students or staff.

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Peterborough Catholic District School Board Victoria Northumberland Clarington reported two active cases among schools within the health unit’s jurisdiction: St. Anne Catholic Elementary School and St. Paul Catholic Elementary Schoo, both in Peterborough, unchanged from Wednesday. Both schools remain open. The school board handles six other cases in four other schools outside the jurisdiction of the health unit. The school board does not say whether the cases involve students or staff.

Trent University reported there are no active cases on its Peterborough and Durham campuses as of Thursday afternoon, down from an active case reported Wednesday on the city’s campus. The university reports that 95 percent of students and 97 percent of employees are fully vaccinated and three percent of students and zero percent of staff are partially vaccinated.

Fleming College has not reported any cases on its Peterborough campus. The university will resume classes and in-person services in January 2022.

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The health unit publishes its weekly vaccination rate data on Wednesdays. The most recent data can be found in this Global News Peterborough story.

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Upcoming vaccination clinics include:

  • November 19th: Healthy Planet Arena, 911 Monaghan Road in Peterborough. Every day from 9 a.m. M. At 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.

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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