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COVID-19: Peterborough reports 55th death, outbreaks at PRHC and 4 other sites resolved

Peterborough Public Health reported the region’s 55th COVID-19 death, 57 new cases and declared a new outbreak over the weekend, according to data released late Monday morning.

The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued at 11:46 a.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: 55 since the pandemic was declared — one more since Friday’s update. The health unit said the individual was an unvaccinated man in his 60s.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 57 since the Friday, Feb. 11 update.

PCR lab-confirmed active cases: 194 — down from 215 on Friday. The health unit notes the number of active cases being reported is an “underestimation” due to changes to PCR testing availability effective Dec. 31, 2021.

Cumulative lab-confirmed cases: 5,315 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Centre late Friday afternoon reported 16 inpatients with COVID-19. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial directives so far in 2022.

The health unit Monday reported 198 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic’s beginnings and 33 cases have been admitted to an intensive care unit since March 2020 — both unchanged since Friday.

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Resolved cases: 77 more since Friday’s update. The 5,066 cumulative resolved cases make up approximately 95.3 per cent of all lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

Clinics/testing: The health unit updates its list of clinics on its website offering first, second and third doses for adults and first doses for children aged five to 11. Walk-ins are available for any eligible age or dose at the Healthy Planet Arena in Peterborough.

All other sites require appointments to be booked on Ontario’s online portal or by calling the provincial vaccine booking call centre at 1-833-943-3900.

Vaccination: Daily updates are posted on the COVID-19 tracker. Of note, 328,058 doses have been administered since Jan. 26, 2021.

  • Eligible residents (ages five and up): 86.8 per cent have one dose;  82.9 per cent have two doses and 53.1 per cent have three doses.
  • Adults (age 18 and up): 89.7 per cent have one dose; 87.6 per cent have two doses and 60.9 per cent have three doses.
  • Youth (ages five to 11): 54 per cent have one dose and 27.2 per cent have two doses.
  • Youth (ages 12-17): 82.9 per cent have one dose, 79.6 per cent have two doses and 2.2 per cent have three doses.
  • Doses: 122,896 residents have received a first dose while 117,369 have received two doses and 75,235 have received a third (booster) dose.

A number of Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to eligible recipients. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Ontario government’s website.

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Testing continues at Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s assessment centre at 1 Hospital Dr. More information about booking a test through the COVID-19 Assessment Centre can be found on the health unit’s website.

Rapid antigen tests: 18 pharmacies and grocery retailers in Peterborough, and one pharmacy each in Lakefield, Norwood and Keene are offering kits. Visit the government’s website for updated availability

A new outbreak was declared Saturday at a congregate living facility in the city (No. 24). Outbreaks were declared resolved at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (declared Jan. 10 on B4 inpatient unit), Peterborough Retirement Residence (declared Jan. 14), congregate living facilities in Peterborough County (No. 19, declared Jan. 28) and the city (No. 7, declared Dec. 29) and at Riverview Manor long-term care in Peterborough (declared Dec. 28).

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Other active outbreaks:

  • Congregate living facility (No. 23) in Peterborough: Declared Feb. 11
  • Congregate living facility (No. 22) in Peterborough: Declared Feb. 4
  • Maple View Retirement Residence in Norwood: Declared Feb. 3
  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living: Declared Jan. 14.
  • Sherbrooke Heights Retirement Residence in Peterborough: Declared Jan. 8.
  • Congregate living facility (No. 9) in Peterborough: Declared Jan. 6.

There have been 885 cases (11 more since Friday’s update) associated with 103 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared — 210 cases in the past 30 days and 23 cases over the past seven days.

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