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Coronavirus: Another new case in Peterborough area brings total to 3 active cases

Preparing for the mandatory mask bylaw
Tomorrow is the first of August, the day a new mandatory mask bylaw takes effect in Peterborough, Ont. It means people must wear a face-covering inside most indoor public spaces including stores and transit. Today downtown, hundreds of masks were given to anyone in need. Dan Nyznik has the story.

Peterborough Public Health reports another new case of the novel coronavirus on Friday.

On Thursday, the health unit reported two new cases in the city, the first new cases since June 20 — a streak of 40 days.

Details on the latest case were not provided.

As of Friday’s update, there are now 98 cases, of which three are active in the health unit’s jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.

The health unit reports more than 21,250 people have been tested for the virus.

Read more: Stage 3 Ontario: Peterborough ‘ready’ for mask-wearing order, medical officer of health says

A mandatory mask directive for all indoor public settings goes into effect in the health unit’s jurisdiction on Saturday.

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Since the pandemic was declared in March, two people have died of complications due to COVID-19.

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A weekday drive-thru testing clinic — for asymptomatic individuals — continues at the Kinsmen Civic Centre in Peterborough. No appointment is necessary.

Testing for those with symptoms continues at the COVID-19 assessment centre at Peterborough Regional Health Centre daily. Call 705-876-5086 to book an appointment.

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