The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit has reported another 89 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 to surpass 6,000 cumulative cases, according to data released Thursday afternoon.
The regional health unit’s dashboard around 13:40 reported the following:
New laboratory-confirmed cases: 41 since Thursday’s update – 26 in Kawartha Lakes, 15 in Northumberland County and none in Haliburton County.
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Active laboratory-confirmed cases: 466 – of 450 reported Thursday and 406 Wednesday – including 320 in the Kawarthas, 137 in Northumberland and eight in Haliburton County, with one case pending. The health unit notes that due to changes in provincial testing guidelines, the number of active cases is an “underestimation” of actual community distribution.
Deaths: 87 – unchanged since Tuesday after two deaths reported Monday. Nine deaths have been reported this month – four are residents of 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: 24 people are currently in hospital – another since Thursday’s update. Nine of them are in a guard unit – unchanged. There have been 163 cumulative hospital cases since the pandemic was declared: 88 in the Kawarthas, with 70 in Northumberland (another) and five in Haliburton County. The health unit notes that there are “slight delays” in reporting case admissions, ICU admissions and hospital discharges.
From Friday afternoon, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported seven cases in hospital (with one less) with six identifying COVID-19 as the “primary cause of admission” (with one less).
Cumulative cases: 6,112 since the onset of the pandemic – 22 pending with 2,968 in the Kawarthas (48.7 percent), 2,793 in Northumberland County (45.9 percent) and 329 in Haliburton County (5.4 percent).
Resolved cases: 5,572 – an additional 42 since Thursday’s update. The completed cases make up approximately 91.1 percent of all cases.
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Vaccination: The latest data on the vaccination rate can be found in this Global News Peterborough article. Boarding clinics are now available for anyone five years and older looking for a first, second or booster dose. Boarding sessions 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. Appointments can also be booked via the provincial reservation system or by calling 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people with hearing and speech disabilities: 1-866-797-0007). A list of dates and times is available on the health unit’s website.
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The health unit only reports outbreaks at “high-risk institutions”. As of Friday afternoon, there were 19 active outbreaks – four less than Thursday’s update – after the following were resolved:
- Community life in Dysart et Al in Haliburton County: Declared 17 Jan.
- Community Living Group Home Cobourg: January 7 declared.
- Victoria Manor Home for the Elderly in Lindsay: Declared 6 Jan.
- Christian Horizons Site D in Cobourg: declared on 5 January.
Active outbreaks include (unless stated, case details not available):
- Rosewood Estates Gracious Retirement Alive in Cobourg: January 24 declared but publicly reported Thursday.
- 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.
- Central East Correctional Center: Declared January 17th. Outbreaks were reported as “multiple units”. The province reported on January 26 265 cases among prisoners (most recent data).
- Transition House emergency 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.
- Community Living Group Home in Campbellford: Declared January 11th.
- Extend Cobourg in Cobourg: Declared 11 Jan
- William Place Retirement Home in Lindsay: Declared 10 Jan.
- Caressant Care Retirement Home in Lindsay: Declared January 6th. The home reported on January 26 two active cases among residents. A week ago there were 10 cases (eight residents and two staff members).
- Community Living Group Home – Warkworth: January 5 declared.
- Case Manor Long Term Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon: Declared 4 January, the house reported at 10:20 Friday no active cases for a fourth 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 Friday reported 22 active cases – 16 residents and six staff. 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 businesses – 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 Thursday 16 active cases – 13 residents and three staff members (five less than 21 January). A resident death was reported on January 12 amid the outbreak.
- 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 26, there were five active cases among inmates (most recent data available).
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