COVID-19: Peterborough Active Cases at 19 with 9 New Cases, 22 Resolved Over Thanksgiving Weekend – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Peterborough Public Health reported nine new COVID-19 cases over Thanksgiving weekend, according to data released Tuesday afternoon.

From his COVID tracker update issued around 4 pm, the regional health unit reported 19 active cases, up from 32 reported on Friday (no update was issued over the weekend and Monday).

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Other data from the health unit, serving Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation, on Tuesday:

  • Cumulative confirmed cases: 1,863 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
  • Variants of cases of concern: 1,091 – eight additional cases since Friday (1,083). The first confirmed Delta variant case was reported on June 19 and the first variant case was reported on February 23.
  • Resolved cases: 1,821 – 22 additional cases since Friday (1,799). Resolved cases represent approximately 97.7% of all cases.
  • Close contacts: 136 – down from 310 reported on Friday. A close contact is a person who is known to have had close contact with someone who was infected with COVID-19. People who are close contacts must self-isolate for 14 days from the last time they had contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Center: Reported there are no patients hospitalized for COVID-19 as of Tuesday afternoon. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas.
  • Hospitalizations: 88 cases have required hospital care since the pandemic began, representing approximately five percent of all cases; 18 of the cases required the intensive care unit. ICU admissions constitute one percent of cases.
  • Sprouts: 3 active: St. Paul Catholic Elementary in Norwood, St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Lakefield, and Havelock-Belmont Public School in Havelock; see “School Cases” below for more details. An outbreak at a workplace in Peterborough County has been declared over. The health unit has treated 332 cases associated with 56 outbreaks since the beginning of the pandemic.
  • Deceased: 23: The last death was reported on September 10, the first since June 29.
  • Exposure to COVID-19: 74.9 percent of all cases (1,414) in the jurisdiction of the health unit are due to contact with another existing case; 20 percent (372 cases) are related to community spread; 3.8 percent (70 cases) are travel-related and 0.4 percent (seven cases) have yet to be determined.
  • Tests: More than 61,650 people have been tested for COVID-19, an additional 400 since Friday’s update.
  • App (October 1 to 8): Three charges for a business under the Ontario Reopening Act.

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Peterborough Catholic District School Board Victoria Northumberland Clarington reported 10 cases within the jurisdiction of the health unit on Tuesday afternoon (the school board does not indicate whether the cases involve students or staff):

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  • St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Norwood: Three cases, unchanged from Friday when an outbreak was declared. Kindergarten through eighth grade school remains open.
  • St. Paul Catholic Elementary School in Lakefield: Six cases, one additional case from Friday. The kindergarten through eighth grade school remains open, however, as of Friday two classes were laid off and several students identified as close contacts on a school bus were also laid off, a board spokesperson said.
  • Holy Cross Catholic High School in Peterborough: One case, unchanged since September 27. The school remains open.

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The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, beginning at 10:40 am Tuesday, reported nine active cases among their schools within the jurisdiction of the health unit (the school board does not indicate whether the cases involve students or staff) and one case in the school board office. Individual cases have been resolved at the Kenner Collegiate Vocational Institute in Peterborough and at the Adam Scott Collegiate and Vocational Institute. Active cases:

  • Havelock-Belmont Public School in Havelock: seven cases, three cases less since Friday morning. An outbreak was declared on October 3. On Tuesday, authorities ordered the school closed from kindergarten through sixth grade until at least October 15.
  • Lakefield District Public School: A new case reported since Friday. The school remains open.
  • Norwood District Public School: A new case reported since Friday. The school remains open.
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Education Center: A case since Friday. The office is open.

Trent University reported a new case since Friday at his Peterborough campus. A case at his Durham campus is now solved. The university also reported that 92 percent of students and 96 percent of employees are fully vaccinated. Another four percent of the students and one percent of the staff are partially vaccinated.

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Fleming College has not reported any cases on its Peterborough campus.

The health unit released its weekly vaccination rate data on Wednesday, which can be found in this Global News Peterborough story.

This month, the health unit is hosting a series of walk-in vaccination clinics for anyone 12 years and older, offering first and second doses, including:

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  • Wednesday October 13 and Friday October 15: Healthy Planet Arena, 911 Monaghan Road in Peterborough: 10 a.m. M. At 3 p. M.
  • Thursday October 14: Peterborough Sports and Wellness Center, 766 Brealey Dr. in Peterborough, 3 pm-7pm

Clinics taking place in area schools this week:

  • Tuesday, October 12: St. Peter’s Catholic Secondary School (730 Medical Dr. in Peterborough) – from 3 pm to 6 pm and Thomas A. Stewart Secondary School (1009 Armor Rd. In Peterborough) – from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • Wednesday October 13: Crestwood High School (1885 Sherbrooke St. W. Peterborough) – 3 pm to 6 pm
  • Thursday October 14: Lakefield College School (4391 County Rd. 29 in. Lakefield) – 10 am to 2 pm
  • Friday October 15: Adam Scott Collegiate Vocational Institute (175 Langton St. in Peterborough) – 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

All medical tests and evaluations for COVID-19 in Peterborough are now consolidated at the Peterborough Regional Health Center assessment center at 1 Hospital Drive. Appointments must be booked online.

Several Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to eligible recipients. An appointment is required and can be done by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Ontario government website.

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