The Haliburton District Health Unit, Kawartha, Pine Ridge reported only two new cases of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours, according to data released Friday morning.

New single cases were reported from both the City of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County. However, the total number of active cases within the health unit’s jurisdiction dropped to 11, down from 15 reported on Wednesday (no updates issued on Thursdays).

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The 11 active cases include three in Kawarthas (decreased by two), seven in Northumberland County (decreased by one), and one in Haliburton County (decreased by one).

Other COVID-19 data reported by the health unit on Friday:

  • Sprouts: None active. Since the pandemic was first declared, the health unit has dealt with 73 outbreaks: 29 of them in long-term care facilities, 12 in work settings, 11 in group settings, nine in schools, 11 in “other community settings “and one in a hospital.
  • Resolved cases: 2,377 – six additional cases since Wednesday. Resolved cases represent approximately 97 percent of the 2,451 accumulated cases since the start of the pandemic.
  • Variant cases: 938 – an additional case from Wednesday. There are 519 in Kawarthas, 365 in Northumberland County, and 54 in Haliburton County (no change).
  • High risk contacts: 55 – down from 64 reported on Wednesday and 76 on Monday. The health unit indicates that five of the high-risk contacts lack identification of residence, but are included in the general data.
  • COVID-19 tests: 231,148 tests have been conducted in the jurisdiction of the health unit since the pandemic began.
  • Hospitalized cases to date: 90 – unchanged from September 29. There is currently one case hospitalized and no case in an intensive care unit. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay did not report COVID-19 patients until Friday morning. Since the pandemic began, there have been 51 hospitalized cases in the city of Kawartha Lakes, 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.
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The Trillium Lakelands District School Board beginning Friday morning reported no active cases in their schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit.

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Peterborough Victoria Northumberland Clarington District School Board reported no case within the jurisdiction of the health unit.

The health unit released its weekly vaccination data on Monday, which can be found in this Global News Peterborough story on COVID-19 cases as of October 4.

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Upcoming mobile vaccination clinics hosted by the health unit include:

Northumberland County:

  • Friday October 8: Cobourg Community Center (750 D’Arcy St.) in Cobourg from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday October 9: Baltimore Recreation Center (23 Community Center Rd.) In Baltimore from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday 16th October: Centreton Community Center (2363 County Rd. 23) in Centreton from noon to 3 pm

City of Kawartha Lakes:

Saturday October 16:

  • Self-service clinic at Little Britain / Mariposa Fire Hall (522 Eldon Rd.) In Little Britain from 10 am to 1 pm
  • Kirkfield Fire Hall (16 Munroe St.) in Kirkfield from 10 am to 1 pm

Upcoming School Immunization Clinics (all open from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM For students, staff, parents, family members, and community members. No appointments needed for the first and second doses):

  • Tuesday, October 12: Fenelon Falls Secondary School (66 Lindsay St. in Fenelon Falls) and East Northumberland Secondary School (71 Dundas St. in Brighton)
  • Wednesday October 13: IE Weldon Secondary School (24 Weldon Rd. In Lindsay) and Port Hope High School (130 Highland Dr. in Port Hope)
  • Thursday October 14: Lindsay Collegiate and Vocational Institute (260 Kent St. W. in Lindsay) and Cobourg Collegiate Institute (335 King St. E. in Cobourg)
  • Monday October 18: St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic High School (260 Angeline St. S. in Lindsay) a St. Mary Catholic High School (1050 Birchwood Trail in Cobourg)
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Visit Ontario Pharmacy COVID-19 Page for a list of pharmacies that offer vaccines.

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