COVID-19: 2 new cases over weekend in Peterborough area as active cases at 7

Of the 51 new cases in New Brunswick, 47 involved people who are not fully vaccinated. The Canadian Press file

Peterborough Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, according to data released Monday morning.

In an update issued at 11:13 a.m., the health unit reported seven active cases of COVID-19, down from eight reported on Friday and 13 on Thursday.

Of the health unit’s 1,625 cumulative cases since the pandemic began, 1,596 are resolved — an additional three cases since Friday’s update. The resolved cases make up approximately 98.2 per cent of all cases in the health unit’s jurisdiction of Peterborough, all municipalities within Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.

The number of variant cases increased by one since Friday to sit at 816 as of Monday morning. The health unit confirmed its first Delta variant case on June 19 and its first confirmed variant case on Feb. 23.

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Other data 

Other data from the health unit on Monday:

  • Outbreaks: One active outbreak at a congregate living facility. Declared July 13, case details have not been provided on the outbreak. The health unit has dealt with 309 COVID-19 cases associated with 52 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared.
  • Testing: More than 54,900 people have been tested for COVID-19 — an additional 250 since Friday’s update.
  • Close contacts: 17, from 24 reported on Friday.
  • Hospitalizations: at least 82 cases have required hospitalized care since the pandemic was declared — unchanged since Monday. Sixteen of the cases required the intensive care unit — unchanged. The ICU admissions make up one per cent of all the health unit’s cases.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centrereports as of Friday afternoon there was one COVID-19 inpatient (most recent data). There have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas.
  • Deaths: 22 — the latest on June 29, a woman in her 70s. Since the pandemic was declared, two deaths have been linked to the Empress Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough. Another death was linked to the Severn Court Student Residence February outbreak in Peterborough, while three were tied to a November 2020 outbreak at Fairhaven long-term care.
  • Trent University: reports no cases.
  • Fleming Collegereports no cases related to its Sutherland campus.
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All vaccination appointments must be made via the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900, available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or any time online. Clinics are being run at the Evinrude Centre/Healthy Planet Arena and at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

First- and second-dose walk-in clinics will be held daily from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Evinrude Centre/Healthy Planet Arena.

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The following Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to eligible recipients:

  • Aylmer Street Pharmacy, 296 Aylmer St. N. (in Above and Beyond)
  • Costco Pharmacy, 485 The Parkway
  • Charlotte Care Pharmacy, 270 Charlotte St. Unit 100
  • Keene Drug Mart, 1105 Heritage Line in Keene
  • Havelock Pharmacy, 44 Ottawa St. W. in Havelock
  • High St. Guardian, 815 High St.
  • Loblaw Pharmacy, 400 Lansdowne St. E.
  • Loblaw Pharmacy, 230 George St. N. (inside No Frills Grocery)
  • Medical Centre Pharmacy, 707 Charlotte St.
  • Pharmasave The Clinic Pharmacy at 26 Hospital Dr.
  • Rexall Pharmacy, 85 George St. N.
  • Rexall Pharmacy, 1154 Chemong Rd.
  • Rx Drug Mart, 16 Grand Rd. in Campbellford
  • Sherbrooke Heights Pharmacy, 1625 Sherbrooke St. W.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 971 Chemong Rd.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 250 Charlotte St.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 741 Lansdowne St. W.
  • Shoppers Simply Pharmacy, 361 George St. N.
  • Sobeys Pharmacy, 1200 Lansdowne St. W.
  • The Medical Shoppe, 860 Chemong Rd.
  • Walmart, 1002 Chemong Rd.
  • Walmart Pharmacy, 950 Lansdowne St. W.
  • Westmount Pharmacy, 1293 Clonsilla Ave.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Ontario government’s website.

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