Coronavirus: More than 6,600 tested at drive-thru clinics in Peterborough city and county

A drive-thru testing centre for COVID-19 was held in Havelock on Tuesday, June 9. Peterborough Public Health reports more than 6,600 people have visited a clinic in the city and county. Global News Peterborough file

More than 6,600 people have visited one-day, drive-thru testing clinics for the novel coronavirus in Peterborough county and city, health officials reported Tuesday.

Peterborough Public Health provided Global News Peterborough with a breakdown of the clinics which began on June 5 and will continue until Wednesday in the county and Friday in the city.

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The clinics — conducted by Peterborough Paramedics — are for asymptomatic individuals. The following are the number of tests conducted.

  • 150 at Hiawatha First Nation on June 6 at the Hiawatha L.I.F.E. Centre
  • 150 at Curve Lake First Nation on June 6 at community centre and school
  • 263 in North Kawartha Township on June 8 at the Apsley paramedic base
  • 160 in Havelock on June 9 at the Havelock-Belmont-Methuen Community Centre
  • 312 in Lakefield on June 10 at the Lakefield-Smith Community Centre
  • 232 in Trent Lakes on June 11 at the Buckhorn Community Centre
  • 208 in Millbrook on June 12 at the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre
  • 155 in Norwood on June 15 at the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre

Drive-thru clinics continue Tuesday in Douro-Dummer Township at the Douro Community Centre (2893 Hwy. 28 at the intersection of County Road 4) and on Wednesday in Keene at Otonabee Memorial Community Centre (24 Fourth St.)

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On Tuesday morning, Peterborough Regional Health Centre said 5,000 people have been tested at the drive-thru clinic in Peterborough at the Kinsmen Civic Centre.

As of Monday evening, there are 93 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the health unit’s jurisdiction of which four are active.


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