2 new coronavirus cases in Peterborough area, health unit reports

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Peterborough Public Health has reported two new cases of the novel coronavirus  for its jurisdiction on Friday.

In its daily update release at 4:40 p.m., the health unit says there are now 79 confirmed cases of COVID-19, two more than was reported on Thursday for Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.

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The health unit now has eight active cases, which includes an outbreak at Kawartha Heights Retirement Living in Peterborough.

Sixty-nine of the cases overall have now been resolved – approximately 87 per cent.


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There have been two deaths related to COVID-19 complications.

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More than 7,000 people have now been tested for coronavirus, the report states.

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