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COVID-19: Active cases fall to 15 for Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported 15 active cases of COVID-19 on July 15, 2021. Global News File

For the second-consecutive day, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported no new cases of COVID-19 in its jurisdiction on Thursday.

The number of active cases is now at 15, down from 21, thanks to an additional six resolved cases, according to the health unit’s data issued around 1 p.m. All 15 cases are in the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The health unit’s 2,126 cumulative resolved cases make up 96.4 per cent of the health unit’s 2,204 total cases since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

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The number of variant cases remained at 816. Total variant cases include 433 in the Kawarthas (up three), 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. Initially declared on Canada Day, the outbreak has had up to 20 cases. As of Wednesday, there were six active cases. The Delta variant has been identified in at least one of the confirmed cases.

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 Thursday:

  • 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: 26, up from 25 reported on Wednesday.
  • Hospitalized COVID-19 cases to date: 84 — unchanged. Three people are currently in an area hospital (one less since Tuesday) with zero in an intensive care unit (unchanged from Tuesday). Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported zero admitted COVID-19 patients as of noon Thursday – unchanged since Monday. Since the pandemic began, there have been 49 hospitalized cases in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland County and three in Haliburton County.
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Vaccination clinics

Ross Memorial Hospital 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 remaining clinics include:

  • 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.

The health unit is 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 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 St., 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 St., Minden – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Individuals can visit Ontario.ca/bookvaccine or call 1-833-943-3900 to move up their appointment.

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