Coronavirus: 3 new cases in Trent Hills in Northumberland County

No new cases were reported Wednesday.
No new cases were reported Wednesday. The Canadian Press

Northumberland County’s coronavirus case count has now reached 40 with three new cases reported Wednesday.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s overall case total is now at 233 as one case for the City of Kawartha Lakes was removed due to a duplication with another health unit.

The three latest cases are in the Trent Hills area, according to a release issued by the Trent Hills Family Health Team. Two of the cases are in the 20-29-year age-group and one is in the 50-59-year age-group.

“We are asking anyone in Trent Hills who has had close contact with a person with confirmed or probable COVID to book a COVID test,” stated Samantha Dalby, infection control liaison and nurse practitioner Samantha Dalby.

“And anyone who has attended large social gatherings outside of their social pods, particularly those events where people did not wear masks or did not practice physical distancing, should consider getting tested.”

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The Trent Hills COVID-19 assessment centre runs Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are required. To book a COVID-19 test call 705-395-1801.

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Of the health unit’s 233 cases, 208 are resolved — unchanged since Monday. The health unit notes its data is 25 hours behind real-time data.

Of Northumberland County’s 40 cases, 34 are resolved. Five cases are currently deemed active and three cases required hospitalized care.

In the City of Kawartha Lakes, there is now 178 cases, of which 159 are resolved. There are no active cases. To date, 11 cases in the municipality required hospitalized care.

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All 15 cases in Haliburton County have been resolved. One of the cases required hospitalized care, the health unit reports.

Current high-risk contacts (defined as asymptomatic individuals who are known to have been in contact with a confirmed or probable case) are as follows:

  • One in the City of Kawartha Lakes (down from 5 reported Monday)
  • Two in Northumberland County (up from 2 reported Friday)
  • Zero in Haliburton County (unchanged since Monday).

Since the pandemic was declared in March, the health unit was reported 33 deaths related to COVID-19. Thirty-two were in the City of Kawartha Lakes with 28 of them from an outbreak at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon. One death was reported in Northumberland County on Sept. 8.