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The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported 50 new cases of COVID-19 and several new outbreaks at youth summer camps over the past week as total active cases saw a slight increase, according to data released Wednesday afternoon.

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the health unit COVID-19 Dashboard — now updated every Wednesday — reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Kawartha Lakes City Health Unit, Northumberland County and Haliburton County as of 1:50 p.m. Wednesday:

Laboratory confirmed active cases: 50, compared to 48 reported on June 29 and 33 reported on June 22. The 50 new cases include 12 in the town of Kawartha Lakes, 31 in Northumberland County and seven in Haliburton County. Among the 50 active cases, there are 15 in the town of Kawartha Lakes, 26 in Northumberland County and nine in Haliburton County.

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The province and health unit note that due to restrictions on provincial testing, the number of active cases is an “underestimate” of the actual community spread.

Deceased: 112 laboratory-confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths since the pandemic was declared, unchanged from the June 22 update. There have been 48 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in the health unit’s jurisdiction in 2022 to date: 26 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 17 in Northumberland County, and five in Haliburton County.

From March 2020 through December 2021, there were 63 laboratory-confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths reported. On March 11, 2022, four previously reported cases in the City of Kawartha Lakes were removed from the health unit database to align with changes in provincial reporting.

Hospitalized cases: 151 reported so far in 2022, a new admission since June 22, with 70 in the town of Kawartha Lakes, 70 in Northumberland County (one more), and 11 in Haliburton County. There have been 29 intensive care unit admissions in 2022, unchanged from June 15. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported a hospitalized patient for COVID-19 starting at noon Wednesday. COVID-19 was not identified as the leading cause of admission.

The health unit indicates that there are “slight delays” in the notification of case admissions, ICU admissions and hospital discharges.

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Accumulated cases: 5,789 laboratory-confirmed cases in 2022 and 9,561 total cases since the pandemic was first declared. Kawartha Lakes has led the 2022 totals with 2,819 cases. In Northumberland County, Cobourg leads the boroughs with 674 cases this year.

Vaccination: The health unit continues to host vaccination clinics throughout its jurisdiction. Visit the the health unit website for an active list.

The health unit only reports outbreaks in “high-risk settings.” Active outbreaks as of Wednesday afternoon:

  • Moorelands Camp – Overnight camp at Lake Kawagama for boys in grades 3 to 8 in Dorset (Haliburton County): declared July 5. Details not available.
  • Medeba Camp – Haliburton County Summer Recreation Camp/Education Center: Declared June 30. Details not available.
  • Camp Kandalore – Haliburton County Recreation Camp and Canoe Camp: Declared June 30. Details not available.
  • Empire Crossing Retreat Suites in Port Hope: Facility-wide outbreak declared June 27. Details not available.

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  • Community life Trent Highlands in Lindsay: Declared June 22 and lifted July 4.
  • Haliburton Extendicare Haliburton long-term care home: Declared June 1 and lifted June 24.

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