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COVID-19: HKPR reports 11 hospitalizations, 9 active outbreaks with 2 resolved in Cobourg – Peterborough

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge County Health Unit reported 34 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, according to data released Wednesday afternoon.

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Regional medical unit dashboard reported the following case data:

Deaths: 99 – No change since Tuesday when five deaths were reported. Since the pandemic was announced in March 2020, the health unit has reported 73 deaths in Lake Kawartha City, 25 in Northumberland County and one in Haliburton County.

New laboratory-confirmed cases: 34 as of Tuesday’s update – 16 in Lake Kawartha City, 11 in Northumberland County and 7 in Haliburton County.

Lab-confirmed active cases: 184 – up from 179 cases reported Tuesday – include one pending case, 110 cases in Kawarthas, 57 cases in Northumberland County and 16 cases in Haliburton County. The health unit noted that due to changes in the province’s testing guidelines, the number of active cases “underestimates” the actual extent of community transmission.

Hospitalization cases: 11 people are currently in hospital – one less since Tuesday’s update. Of the 11 people, three of them are currently in the intensive care unit – one more than in Tuesday’s update. There have been 171 cumulative hospitalizations since the pandemic was declared: 92 in Kawarthas, with 74 in Northumberland County and 5 in Haliburton County. The medical unit noted there was a “small delay” in reporting case admissions, intensive care admissions and discharges. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay report 11 hospitalizations as of Wednesday noon (one more since Tuesday) with two identified as COVID-19 as the “primary cause of hospitalization” (one less).

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Cumulative cases: 6,564 people since the start of the pandemic – 25 are pending with 3,248 in Kawarthas, 2,924 in Northumberland County and 367 in Haliburton County.

Cases resolved: 6,294 – 27 more since Tuesday’s update. Resolved cases account for about 96% of all cases.

Experiment: Ross Memorial Hospital The COVID-19 Assessment Center is operating outside the Victoria Park Armory on Kent Street West in Lindsay. Details are in this article.

Vaccination: The health unit’s latest vaccination rate data can be found here Article by Global News Peterborough. The walk-in clinics are open all hours for anyone five years of age or older looking for a first, second, or booster dose at the immunization clinics in Cobourg, Lindsay, Colborne, Minden, Fenelon Falls, Brighton and Campbellford. Appointments can also be booked through Provincial reservation system or by calling 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or hard of hearing: 1-866-797-0007). List of dates and times available on Medical unit website.

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The health unit only reports outbreaks in “high-risk places”. No new outbreaks were reported on Wednesday. Outbreaks have been declared resolved in Extendicare Cobourg (declared 11 January) and Transitional Shelter in Cobourg (declared 17 January).

That leaves nine active outbreaks as of Wednesday afternoon (unless otherwise noted, no case details):

  • Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay: Announced late February 4 on medical unit. As of Monday afternoon, there are 12 cases – six patients and six staff members.
  • Frost Manor Long-term care in Lindsay: Announced late February 4
  • Access community services in Port Hope: Declared January 29.
  • Extendicare Dysart et al: Announced on January 28.
  • Rosewood Estates Gracious Retirement Life in Cobourg: Originally announced on 24 January but publicly reported on 27 January.
  • Court of Fenelon Long-term care in Fenelon Falls: Announced Jan. 21.

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  • Middle East Correctional Center: Announced January 17. Outbreaks have been announced across “multiple units.” The province on February 7 is reported 60 cases among prisoners, down from 74 cases reported on February 6. On February 2, there were 167 cases reported, with 269 cases reported on January 31.
  • Regency Long-term Care in Port Hope: Announced on Jan. 4. Base on Wednesday report the two active instances – both residents – do not change.
  • Golden Plow Lodge Long-term care in Cobourg: Declare on December 262021, initially with two employee cases. The house on January 1 reported four cases – three more employees and one resident.


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