COVID-19: Peterborough reports 22 in hospital, 1 new outbreak; Extendicare Lakefield Outbreak Over – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Peterborough Public Health reported 52 new PCR laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 along with a new outbreak and one resolved outbreak, according to data released Friday afternoon.

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The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued at 16:27, reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:

Deaths: 48 since the pandemic was declared.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 52 since Thursday’s update.

PCR Laboratory Confirmed Active Cases: 334 – down from 349 reported Thursday. 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: 4 904

Cases in Hospital: Peterborough Regional Health Center late thursday reported 22 inpatients with COVID-19. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial prescriptions, the first for 2022.

The health unit reported 172 cases in hospital on Friday since the start of the pandemic – another seven since Wednesday – and 30 cases have been admitted to an ICU since March 2020 (unchanged since Wednesday).

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Resolved cases: 43 more since Thursday The 4,522 cumulative resolved cases make up about 92.2 percent of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

Vaccination: Daily updates are posted on the COVID tracker. Note that 332 318 doses have been administered since 26 January 2021. About 86 percent of qualifying residents (five and older) have one dose, 81.1 percent have two doses, and 51 percent have three doses.

Clinics / testing: The health unit updates its list of clinics on its website offers first, second and third doses for adults and first doses for children aged five to 11 years. Appointments must be booked on 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.

The health unit also encourages parents to submit the results of students’ rapid antigen tests to help monitor situations in school environments. Results can be submitted to: https: //chkmt.coRAT21

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A new outbreak was reported Friday at an unidentified community housing facility in the city (No. 19). An outbreak at Extendicare Lakefield that was declared on December 22, 2021, was resolved Friday.

Other 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): Declared 19 Jan.
  • Centenary long-term care in Millbrook: Declared January 14th. The hostel on Friday reported three active cases among residents – down from six on Monday and eight reported on 19 January. “This progress is a testament to staff zeal with infection prevention protocols,” said Administrator Debbie Cook. “The three residents remain in our cohort zone and are waiting for their isolation period to end.”
  • 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 Dec. The home on January 25 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.
  • Riverview Manor long-term care in Peterborough: Declared 28 Dec.

There have been 780 cases (eight more) related to 97 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared – 360 cases in the last 30 days and 43 cases in the last seven days.

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