COVID-19: Peterborough reports 50th death, 20 in hospital, cumulative cases exceed 5,000 – Peterborough | The Canadian News

Peterborough Public Health reported a COVID-19 death for the second day in a row, as cumulative cases since the pandemic was declared have exceeded more than 5,000 for the regional health unit.

The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued at 4:42 p.m., reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:

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Deaths: 50 since the pandemic was declared – another since Monday. The health unit says the victim was a woman in her 80s who was not vaccinated.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 43 since Monday morning’s update

PCR Laboratory Confirmed Active Cases: 275 – down from 285 on Monday and 334 on Friday. 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: 5,018 since the March 20 pandemic was declared. It took 13 months for the first 1,000 cases to be reached. It took less than a month for the latest 1,000. Since the start of the pandemic:

  • The 1,000th cumulative case was reported on April 8, 2021.
  • The 2,000th cumulative case was reported on November 23, 2021.
  • The 3,000th cumulative case was reported on December 27, 2021.
  • The 4,000th cumulative case was reported on January 11, 2022.

Cases in Hospital: Peterborough Regional Health Centeron Tuesday afternoon reported 20 inpatients with COVID-19 – three more from Monday’s update. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial prescriptions, the first for 2022.

The health unit reported 178 cases in hospital on Monday since the start of the pandemic – two more since Monday – and 31 cases have been admitted to an ICU since March 2020 (another – the first since 26 January).

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Resolved cases: 52 more since Monday’s update. The 4,693 cumulative resolved cases make up approximately 93.5 percent of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

Vaccination: Daily updates are posted on the COVID-19 tracker. Note that 323,895 doses have been administered since January 26, 2021. About 86.2 percent of the qualifying residents (ages five and older) have one dose, 81.6 percent have two doses, and 51.5 percent have three doses. Among youths 5-11, 52.5 percent have a dose.

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 special walk-in clinic will be held at the Buckhorn Community Center on Feb. 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for residents 12 and older looking for a first, second or third (boost) dose.

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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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

A new outbreak was reported on Tuesday at an unidentified municipal housing facility in the city (No. 21) while an outbreak was resolved at another municipal residential area (No. 18).

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Other active outbreaks (unless indicated, case details not made available):

  • Joint living environment in Peterborough (No. 20): Declared
  • Joint living environment in Peterborough County (No. 19): Declared 28 Jan.
  • Joint living environment (No. 17) in Peterborough: Declared 19 Jan
  • Shared living facility (No. 16 in Peterborough County: Declared Jan. 19;
  • Centenary long-term care in Millbrook: Declared 14 January The home on 28 January reported three active cases among residents – down from six on Monday and eight reported on 19 January.
  • Peterborough Retirement Home: January 14 declared.
  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living: January 14 declared.
  • 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 January 26, 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 816 cases (another nine since Monday’s update) related to 99 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared – 355 cases in the past 30 days and 48 cases over the past seven days.

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