COVID-19: HKPR reports 20 in hospital with 10 in ICU; active laboratory-confirmed cases over 400 – Peterborough | The Canadian News

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has reported another 57 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19, but no new deaths or outbreaks, according to data released Wednesday afternoon.

In her weekly media briefing on Wednesday, medical officer of health, dr. Natalie Bocking, said the health unit’s jurisdiction should expect to see a peak or plateau in matters reached within the next week or so.

“This is in line with what provincial modeling expected,” Bocking said.

The regional health unit’s dashboard Wednesday around 13:30 the following reported:

New laboratory-confirmed cases: 57 since Tuesday’s update – 32 in Kawartha Lakes, 24 in Northumberland County and one in Haliburton County.

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Active laboratory-confirmed cases: 406 – of 370 reported Tuesday – including 244 in the Kawarthas, 150 in Northumberland and 10 in Haliburton County, with two cases pending. The health unit notes that due to changes in provincial testing guidelines, the number of active cases is an “underestimation” of community distribution.

Deaths: 87 – unchanged since Tuesday after two deaths reported Monday. Nine deaths have been reported this month – four of them residents at a long-term care home. Since the pandemic was declared, the health unit has reported 65 deaths in the city of Kawartha Lakes, 21 in Northumberland County and one in Haliburton County.

Cases in the hospital: 20 people are currently in hospital – two less than Tuesday’s update. Ten of them are in a intensive care unit – another since Tuesday. There have been 158 cumulative cases in hospital since the pandemic was declared (another): 86 in the Kawarthas (another), with 67 in Northumberland (unchanged) and five in Haliburton County (unchanged).

From Wednesday afternoon, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported 10 cases in hospital (three more) with eight identifying COVID-19 as the “primary cause of admission”. (two more).

Bocking noted since January 1, 2022, there have been 39 hospital admissions for COVID-19 with 12 in an ICU.

Of the 39 hospital admissions this month, 49 percent were unvaccinated. Fifty-three percent of admissions were age 70 and older and two admissions were under the age of 20. “It’s unusual for this region,” Bocking noted of the younger admissions.

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Of the 12 ICU surveys this month, 67 percent (eight) were unvaccinated and 41 percent were 70 or older.

Cases rare: 270 per 100,000. Before Omicron, the health unit averaged five per 100,000 and during the peak of the third wave of the pandemic last summer, the health unit reported 90 cases per 100,000, Bocking noted.

Cumulative cases: 5,925 since the start of the pandemic – 21 pending with 2,846 in the Kawarthas (48.2 percent), 2,729 in Northumberland County (46.2 percent) and 329 in Haliburton County (5.6 percent).

Resolved cases: 5,445 – an additional 66 since Tuesday’s update. The settled cases make up about 92 percent of all cases.

Test: Ross Memorial Hospital’s COVID 19 assessment center operates from the Victoria Park Armory in Kent Street West in Lindsay. More details are available in this article.

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Vaccination: The latest data on the vaccination rate can be found in this Global News Peterborough article. The health unit has appointments available at COVID-19 vaccination clinics held throughout the region. A list of dates and times is available on the health unit’s website. Residents are also encouraged to check with local pharmacies or their primary health care providers for more opportunities to be vaccinated.

Walk-in clinics are now available for anyone 5 years and older looking for a first, second or booster dose. Boarding times will be held from 13:00 to 16:30 at any of the health unit’s mass immunization clinics in Cobourg, Lindsay, Colborne, Minden, Fenelon Falls, Brighton and Campbellford. For those who still prefer a set time for a vaccine, appointments can still be made on the provincial reservation system or by calling 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired: 1 -866- 797-0007).

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The decision to extend vaccinators to anyone eligible for a vaccine comes just over a week after the health unit announced that people aged 50 and over and immunocompromised individuals can walk into any of its vaccination clinics to get vaccinated word.

“It’s a natural step forward to make COVID-19 vaccines more available and accessible to people in Northumberland County, Haliburton County and the City of Kawartha Lakes,” Bocking said. “We know vaccines, especially booster doses, provide excellent protection against COVID-19 and reduce the risk of serious illness and hospitalization. That is why we encourage anyone who is still waiting for a dose to walk in, or make an appointment, to get their shot. ”

The health unit only reports outbreaks at “high-risk institutions”. As of Wednesday afternoon, there are 24 active outbreaks – unchanged since Monday – which include the following (unless noted, case data not available):

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  • Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg: Declared January 22 on Unit 2A Inpatient Unit.
  • Fenelon Court long-term care in Fenelon Falls: 21 January declared.
  • Port Hope Extension: January 19 declared.
  • Community life in Dysart et Al in Haliburton County: Declared 17 Jan.
  • Central East Correctional Center: Declared January 17th. Outbreaks were reported as “multiple units”. The province reported on January 23 28 cases among prisoners (most recent data).
  • Transitional home shelter in Cobourg: declared January 17th. Northumberland County, which runs the shelter, reported five cases on Jan. 17 – two customers and three staff members.
  • Christian Horizons in Lindsay. January 14 declared.
  • Extend Cobourg in Cobourg: Declared 11 Jan
  • Community Living Group Home in Campbellford: Declared January 11th.
  • Northumberland Hills Hospital in Cobourg: January 10 declared in an inpatient rehabilitation unit.
  • William Place Retirement Home in Lindsay: Declared 10 Jan.
  • Community Living Group Home Cobourg: January 7 declared.
  • Caressant Care Retirement Home in Lindsay: Declared January 6th. The home reported on January 19 10 active cases: eight residents and two staff members (most recent data).
  • Victoria Manor Home for the Elderly in Lindsay: Declared 6 Jan.
  • Christian Horizons Site D in Cobourg: declared on 5 January.
  • Community Living Group Home – Warkworth: January 5 declared.
  • Case Manor Long Term Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon: Declared 4 January, the house reported at 10:15 Wednesday no active cases for a second consecutive day. 14 cases were settled (two residents and 12 staff members).
  • Regency long-term care in Port Hope: Declared 4 January. The facility on Wednesday reported 17 active cases – unchanged since Tuesday – 14 residents and three staff members. All were fully vaccinated.
  • Caressant Care Marystraat long-term care in Lindsay: January 2 declared with three staff positive cases. On January 24 the house reports 19 active cases – two residents (24 resolved) and 17 staff members (42 resolved). The house also reported its third resident death. Two residents’ deaths were reported on January 14.
  • Warkworth Place long-term care in Warkworth: declared on 31 December 2021.
  • Caressant Care McLaughlin long-term care in Lindsay: Declared 30 December 2021. The home reported on January 21 21 active cases – 13 residents and eight staff members. A resident death was reported on January 12 amid the outbreak.
  • Hope Street Terrace long-term care in Port Hope: On 28 December 2021, Wednesday was declared home for the third consecutive day no active cases reported among residents and staff.
  • Golden Plow Lodge long-term care in Cobourg: Declared 26 December 2021, initially with two employee cases. The house reported four cases on Jan. 1 – an additional three staff members and one resident.
  • Warkworth Institution: The health unit, which was declared on December 21, 2021, initially reported 19 confirmed cases. Canada Correctional Service reported as of January 24, there were five active cases among inmates (two less than January 23; most recent data available).

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