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Coronavirus: 1 new case, 1 resolved case for Peterborough and area

Peterborough Public Health reports one new case of the novel coronavirus on Thursday. .
Peterborough Public Health reports one new case of the novel coronavirus on Thursday. . Getty Images

Peterborough Public Health reported one new case of the novel coronavirus on Thursday, increasing its overall total to 131.

Of the 131 cases, 123 are now resolved — one more since Wednesday. There are currently six active cases in the health unit’s jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.

Read more: Coronavirus: Online appointment booking now available for Peterborough drive-thru testing centre

On Wednesday, the health unit declared an outbreak at Adam Scott Collegiate and Vocational Institute.

An institutional outbreak also remains in effect at Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough after a second employee tested positive last month.

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Since the pandemic began, two Peterborough residents have died of COVID-19 complications, with both deaths occurring in April.

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The health unit also reported more than 31,500 people have been tested for the virus to date.

The drive-thru testing centre at East Gate Memorial Park shifts to an appointment-only model beginning Friday.

Testing for symptomatic people also continues at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s COVID-19 assessment centre daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 705-876-5086 to book an appointment.

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