After a record five deaths Tuesday, Peterborough Public Health reported no deaths and Wednesday 34 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19.
The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued at 16:03, reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:
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Deaths: 46 since the pandemic was declared. No Wednesday after five was reported Tuesday. Details on the latest five deaths can be found in this article.
New active laboratory-confirmed cases: 34 since Tuesday’s update.
Active laboratory-confirmed cases: 336 – up from 328 reported on Tuesday and down from 412 on Monday. The Health Unit notes that the number of active cases reported is an “underestimation” due to changes in the availability of PCR tests effective on 31 December 2021.
Cumulative laboratory-confirmed cases: 4 824
Cases in Hospital: Peterborough Regional Health Center weather around 16:20 Wednesday reported 21 inpatients with COVID-19, unchanged since Monday. 34 were reported on Friday. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial prescriptions, the first for 2022.
The health unit reported 164 cases in hospital on Wednesday since the start of the pandemic – another since Tuesday – and 30 cases have been admitted to an ICU since March 2020 (another since Tuesday).
Resolved cases: 26 more since Tuesday. The 4,442 cumulative resolved cases make up about 92 percent of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.
No new outbreaks were reported on Wednesday, maintaining the following 16 active outbreaks unless indicated, case details not made available:
- Joint living environment No. 17): Declared 19 Jan
- Joint living environment (No. 18): Declared 19 Jan
- Shared living facility (No. 16): January 19 declared.
- Centenary long-term care in Millbrook: Declared 14 January The home is late Monday reported six active cases among residents, down from eight reported on January 19th.
- Peterborough Retirement Home: January 14 declared.
- Kawartha Heights Retirement Living: January 14 declared.
- Shared living facility (No. 14) in Peterborough: Declared 10 Jan.
- Peterborough Regional Health Center: January 10 on the B4 inpatient unit.
- Sherbrooke Heights Retirement Home in Peterborough: Declared 8 Jan.
- Shared living facility (No. 9) in Peterborough: Declared 6 Jan.
- Rubid Street Retirement Residence: Declared 2 Jan.
- Shared living facility (No. 7): Declared 29 Dec.
- St. Joseph’s by Fleming long-term care in Peterborough: declared 29 December. The house on Tuesday 25 January reported four active cases among residents. The house says the administration of the fourth vaccine program is underway.
- Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough: Declared on December 28, the House initially reported five personnel cases. On January 20, there were 16 cases (six residents, 10 staff). On Wednesday morning, however, the facility no active cases reported but the outbreak remains in force. We do not have an estimate of when it will be (outbreak lifted); hopefully the determination will come within the next week, ”said executive director Lionel Towns.
- Riverview Manor long-term care in Peterborough: Declared 28 Dec.
- Lakefield Extension: Declared 22 Dec.
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There have been 762 cases related to 96 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared – 357 cases in the past 30 days and 67 cases over the past seven days.
Wednesday was the one-year anniversary of the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine administered by the health unit, which was held at Fairhaven.
According to its COVID-19 tracker website, 321,507 doses of a vaccine have been administered over the past 365 days.
About 86 percent of qualifying residents (5 years and older) received one dose, while 81 percent received two doses and 50.5 percent received three doses.
The health unit is updating its list of clinics on its website offers first, second and third doses for adults and first doses for children aged five to 11. Walk-in appointments are available at the Healthy Planet Arena this week (Jan. 24-27). All other appointments must be booked Ontario’s online portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Discussion Call Center at 1-833-943-3900.
A number of Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to qualifying recipients. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or the Ontario Government Website.
Testing continues at Peterborough Regional Health Center’s assessment center at 1 Hospital Dr. More information on booking a test by the COVID-19 Assessment Center can be found on the health unit’s website.
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