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COVID-19: 12 new cases in City of Kawartha Lakes, 1 in Northumberland County on weekend

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports 20 active cases of COVID-19 on July 12, 2021. Global Peterborough file

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, according to data released on Monday afternoon.

Of the 13 new cases, 12 were in the City of Kawartha Lakes and one in Northumberland County. However, the number of active cases fell to 20 from 24 reported on Friday.

The 2,117 cumulative resolved cases make up 96 per cent of the health unit’s 2,200 total cases since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

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The number of variant cases is 813, up two since Friday. Total variant cases include 430 in the Kawarthas, 346 in Northumberland County and 37 in Haliburton County.

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There remains one active outbreak at the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton (KLH) Housing Corp. residence at 68 Lindsay St. N. in Lindsay. The outbreak, which had 12 active cases as of last week, is now up to 18 cases. The outbreak was initially declared on Canada Day and the Delta variant has been identified in at least one of the confirmed cases.

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COVID-19 outbreak at Lindsay housing complex continues – Jul 7, 2021

Since the pandemic was first declared, the health unit has dealt with 70 outbreaks — 29 of them at long-term care facilities, 11 at workplace settings, 10 at congregate settings, nine at schools, 10 at “other community settings” and one at a hospital.

Other data for Monday:

  • Deaths: 76 since the pandemic was declared. The latest virus-related death was reported June 29 in the City of Kawartha Lakes. There have been 58 deaths among people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the Kawarthas, 17 in Northumberland County and one in Haliburton County.
  • High-risk contacts: 29 as of Monday
  • Hospitalized COVID-19 cases to date: 84 — unchanged. Four people are currently in an area hospital with one in an intensive care unit (both unchanged since Friday). Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported zero admitted COVID-19 patients as of noon Monday – one less since Friday. Since the pandemic began, there have been 49 hospitalized in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland County and three in Haliburton County.

Vaccination

On Monday, the health unit reported 131,444 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered.

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Approximately 76.5 per cent of eligible residents ages 12 and over have received at least one vaccine dose. Approximately 51.2 per cent have received their first and second doses.

Approximately 77.7 per cent of adults (ages 18 and over) have received their first vaccine dose; 53.9 per cent have received their first and second doses.

Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay will be holding vaccination walk-in clinics throughout the City of Kawartha Lake this week. Youth (ages 12 to 17) will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, while adults will receive the Moderna vaccine.

Priority will be given to individuals receiving the first dose. The clinics are as follows:

  • Bolsover Community Centre, Wednesday, July 14 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Norland Community Centre on Wednesday, July 14 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Kinmount Community Centre on Thursday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Baddow Community Centre on Thursday, July 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Manvers Community Centre on Friday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon.

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The health unit is also hosting mass immunization walk-in clinics in  Cobourg, Fenelon Falls and Minden for a first or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. No appointments are necessary.

Walk-ins are welcomed at the following clinic locations (people are asked to bring their health card).Clinic dates are listed on the Health Unit’s website at www.hkpr.on.ca

  • Cobourg Community Centre – 750 D’Arcy Street, Cobourg – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Fenelon Falls Community Centre – 27 Veterans Way, Fenelon Falls – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • S.G. Nesbitt Memorial Arena – 55 Parkside Street, Minden – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The health unit is hosting first-dose walk-in clinics at its sites in Cobourg and Fenelon Falls throughout the month of July. The clinics are open to anyone age 12 and older who has yet to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. No appointment is required, but you must be a resident of Northumberland County, City of Kawartha Lakes or Haliburton County.

The first-dose clinics will be held at the following locations:

  • Cobourg Community Centre (750 D’Arcy St.) on Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 pm: July 15, July 16, July 22 and July 23.
  • Fenelon Falls Community Centre (27 Veterans Way) on Saturday and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4 pm: July 17, July 18 and July 25 (not July 24).
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