COVID-19: HKPR Reports 77 Deaths, 51 New Cases, 173 Active, Declares New School Outbreak – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Active COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the jurisdiction of the Haliburton District Health Unit, Kawartha, Pine Ridge, following an additional 51 reported Thursday and the first death since late June.

The health unit update around 1:30 pm reported 28 new cases in the city of Kawartha Lakes and 23 in Northumberland County.

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The number of active cases overall continued its steady tilt, at 173 on Thursday, down from 145 on Wednesday, 111 on Tuesday and 101 on Monday.

By comparison, about a month ago there were only 14 active cases in the health unit’s jurisdiction.

The 77th death was reported Thursday, a person in Northumberland County. It is the first reported death since June 29 in the city of Kawartha Lakes. There have been 58 deaths among people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Kawartha, 18 in Northumberland County and one in Haliburton County.

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On Wednesday night, the health unit declared an outbreak at Central North Hope Public School in Campbellcroft. The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board as of Wednesday morning reported two school-related cases.

Other active sprouts:

  • Warkworth Institution. Declared Tuesday, the health unit reported 19 confirmed cases, including the Omicron variant, in the medium-sized federal prison south of Peterborough. The Correctional Service of Canada reported Thursday that there were eight cases among the inmates.
  • Extendicare Port Hope: Declared Monday with three cases, two staff members and one resident, with one case confirmed as the Omicron variant.
  • St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School in Lindsay. Declared December 15. There are still four active cases as of 1:45 p.m. Thursday, according to the Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington District School Board.
  • Leslie Frost Public School in Lindsay: Declared at the end of December 11, there were no active cases as of 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Trillium Lakelands District School Board.

An outbreak reported on Dec. 17 at the Boys and Girls Club Kawarthas in Lindsay was resolved Thursday. The outbreak involved two cases.

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Other data from the health unit on Thursday:

  • Active cases: 173 – 98 in Northumberland County (an increase of 13 from Wednesday), 69 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (an increase of 17) and nine in Haliburton County (an increase of one)
  • Resolved cases: 2670 – 31 more since Wednesday’s update. Resolved cases represent approximately 91.8% of the 2,907 accumulated confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Hospitalized cases to date: 103 – unchanged since December 17. As of 2:45 p.m. Thursday, there are two hospitalized cases (down by one since Wednesday) and one in an intensive care unit (down by one). Since the pandemic began, there have been 57 hospitalized cases in the city of Kawartha Lakes, 42 in Northumberland County, and four in Haliburton County.
  • Vaccination: The latest vaccination data from the health unit is available in this Global News Peterborough article. All health unit-run vaccination clinics require that appointments be booked through the provincial reserve system.

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