The Haliburton District Health Unit, Kawartha, Pine Ridge reported six new cases of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours, according to data released Wednesday.
Four of the six cases were reported in the city of Kawartha Lakes and the remaining two were reported in Northumberland County. The number of active cases within the health unit’s jurisdiction rose to 12, down from 10 reported on Monday (no updates provided on Tuesdays).
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Nine of the active cases are in the city of Kawartha Lakes (four more) while three are in Northumberland County (two less). There are no active cases in Haliburton County.
The health unit reports that an outbreak declared on October 13 remains active at Palisade Gardens Retirement Community in Cobourg. Home reported three staff members tested positive.
However, on Wednesday, general manager Micki Mclean set that all three staff members have recovered. No resident of the house has tested positive.
“If everything remains clear, we hope to be released from the outbreak tomorrow,” Mclean said.
Since the pandemic was declared, the health unit has treated 74 outbreaks, 30 of them in long-term and / or retirement homes.
Other COVID-19 data reported by the health unit on Wednesday:
- Resolved cases: 2,405: five additional cases since Monday. The resolved cases represent approximately 97 percent of the 2,480 accumulated cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
- Variant cases: 944 – one more since Monday. Overall, there have been 522 variant cases in Kawartha, 368 in Northumberland County (one more as of Monday) and 54 in Haliburton County.
- High risk contacts: 21, down from the 33 reported on Monday. The health unit indicates that three of the high-risk contacts lack identification of residence, but are included in the general data.
- Hospitalized cases to date: 91 – one more since Monday, the first since September 29. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports the only hospitalized case. Since the pandemic began, there have been 52 hospitalized cases in the city of Kawartha Lakes (up to one), 36 in Northumberland County, and three in Haliburton County.
- 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: 233,303 have been completed in the health unit’s jurisdiction since the pandemic began, an additional 2,653 reported since Friday’s update.
School boards at 12:35 pm on Wednesday reported the following cases at schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit:
The most recent vaccination rate data from the health unit can be found in this Global News Peterborough story on Tuesday.
Upcoming COVID-19 vaccines are available at the Lindsay Health Unit office (108 Angeline St. S.) from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday, October 22.
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Upcoming mobile vaccination clinics this week:
- Wednesday October 20: Alnwick Civic Center (9059 County Rd. 45) in Roseneath from 3 pm to 6 pm
- Saturday October 23: Keeler Center (80 Division St.) in Colborne from 11 am to 2 pm
- Thursday, October 21: Oxtongue Lake Fire Hall (3979 Hwy. 60) in Dwight from 3 pm to 6 pm – drive-thru clinic
Visit Ontario Pharmacy COVID-19 Page for a list of pharmacies that offer vaccines.
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