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Coronavirus: One new case reported in Northumberland County

There were seven more positive tests for the coronavirus reported in Waterloo Region Thursday.
There were seven more positive tests for the coronavirus reported in Waterloo Region Thursday. Photo by Robin Utrecht/ABACAPRESS.COM

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported one new COVID-19 case in Northumberland County on Wednesday.

This brings the total confirmed cases in the municipality to 26, and the total in the entire health unit’s jurisdiction to 216.

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One less case has been removed from the list of hospitalized individuals, bringing the jurisdiction’s total down to 14. The health unit says the case was not hospitalized for COVID-19 treatment.

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One hundred and ninety three cases of the 216 confirmed cases have been resolved, about 89 per cent.

Fifteen high-risk contacts have been identified in total, seven in the City of Kawartha Lakes, seven in Haliburton, and one in Northumberland.

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Since the start of the pandemic, 32 deaths have been recorded in the jurisdiction. Twenty-eight of the deaths were residents at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

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