The Haliburton District Health Unit, Kawartha, Pine Ridge reported seven new cases of COVID-19 during the past 48 hours on Friday afternoon.
Seven of the new cases were reported in Northumberland County and the remainder in the city of Kawartha Lakes.
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The number of active cases rose to 22, up from 16 reported on Wednesday; the health unit does not issue updates on Thursdays. There are 13 active cases in Northumberland County (four more), six in the city of Kawartha Lakes (three more), and three in Haliburton County (one less).
Other data, school cases
Other COVID-19 data reported by the health unit on Friday:
- Sprouts: An outbreak was declared Wednesday night at Campbellford Memorial Hospital with six patient cases. Since the pandemic was declared, the health unit has dealt with 75 outbreaks: 30 in nursing homes and / or long-term care, 12 in workplaces, 11 in collective settings, 11 in community settings, nine in schools and two in a hospital.
- Resolved cases: 2,462 – four more since Wednesday’s update. Resolved cases represent approximately 96.6 percent of the 2,547 accumulated cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
- Variant cases: 970 – Four more since Wednesday’s 966 update. Overall, there have been 536 variant cases in Kawarthas (three more), 379 in Northumberland County (one more), and 55 in Haliburton County (no change).
- High risk contacts: 128 – out of 60 reported on Wednesday. The health unit indicates that five of the high-risk contacts lack identification of residence, but are included in the general data.
- Hospitalized cases to date: 96 – one more since Wednesday’s update. There is currently a hospitalized case, who is in an intensive care unit. Since the pandemic began, there have been 53 hospitalized cases in the city of Kawartha Lakes (no change), 38 in Northumberland County (one more), and four in Haliburton County (no change).
- Deceased: 76 since the pandemic was declared. The latest virus-related death was reported on June 29 in the town of Kawartha Lakes. There have been 58 deaths among people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kawarthas, 17 in Northumberland County, and one in Haliburton County.
- COVID-19 tests: 242,381 tests have been conducted in the health unit’s jurisdiction since the pandemic began, another 309 since Wednesday’s update.
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School boards at 2 p.m. Friday reported the following cases at schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit:
The health unit publishes its weekly vaccination rate data on Mondays. The latest data can be found in this story.
The Ontario Go-Vaxx Mobile Vaccine Bus will be at the Haliburton County Visitor Center in Haliburton (7 York St.) on December 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. First, second and third doses (if eligible) They’re available. No appointments are needed, but bring your health card.
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To help answer questions parents may still have about vaccinating their children, the health unit is partnering with local primary care providers to offer a virtual panel discussion titled “Basic Facts About COVID-19 Vacuums for children”.
The virtual event will take place on Thursday, December 2 from 6 to 7 pm, broadcast live on the health unit YouTube channel and also available after the meeting.
Panel participants will include the health unit’s medical health officer, Dr. Natalie Bocking; Dr. Sheila Mae Young, Kawartha Lakes City Family Physician (moderator); Dr. Emma Smith, Northumberland Family Health Team Family Physician; and Brooke Mountney, HKPR Public Health Nurse.
Visit the health unit website for information on how to preview the session and submit questions.
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