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COVID-19: Peterborough reports 2 new deaths, 17 in hospital

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Peterborough Public Health has reported two new deaths and 23 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and an outbreak resolved, according to data released late Tuesday afternoon.

The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued at 4 p.m., reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:

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Deaths: 53 since the pandemic was declared — two more since Monday’s update. The health unit says one of the individuals was a man in his 70s with unknown vaccination status, and the other was a man in his 90s who was vaccinated. They are the first deaths reported since Feb. 2.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 23 since the Monday, Feb. 7 update.

PCR lab-confirmed active cases: 227 — down from 237 on Monday. The health unit notes the number of active cases being reported is an “underestimation” due to changes to PCR testing availability effective Dec. 31, 2021.

Cumulative lab-confirmed cases: 5,191 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Centre late Tuesday afternoon reported 17 inpatients with COVID-19 — four less than Monday. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial directives so far in 2022.

The health unit Tuesday reported 193 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic’s beginnings, three more since Monday’s update, and 33 cases (unchanged) have been admitted to an intensive care unit since March 2020.

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Resolved cases: 31 more since Monday’s update. The 4,911 cumulative resolved cases make up approximately 94.6 per cent of all lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

Vaccination: Daily updates are posted on the COVID-19 tracker. Of note, 326,303 doses have been administered since Jan. 26, 2021.

  • Eligible residents (ages five and up): 86.6 per cent have one dose;  82.4 per cent have two doses and 52.6 per cent have three doses.
  • Adults (age 18 and up): 89.5 per cent have one dose; 87.5 per cent have two doses and 60.3 per cent have three doses.
  • Youth (ages five to 11): 53.7 per cent have one dose and 22.4 per cent have two doses.
  • 122,644 residents have received a first dose while 116,628 have received two doses and 74,466 have received a third (booster dose).
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Clinics/testing: The health unit updates its list of clinics on its website offering first, second and third doses for adults and first doses for children aged five to 11. Walk-ins are available for any eligible age or dose at the Healthy Planet Arena in Peterborough. All other sites require appointments to be booked on Ontario’s online portal or by calling the provincial vaccine booking call centre at 1-833-943-3900.

A number of Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to eligible recipients. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Ontario government’s website.

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Testing continues at Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s assessment centre at 1 Hospital Dr. More information about booking a test through the COVID-19 Assessment Centre can be found on the health unit’s website.

The health unit also encourages parents to submit the results of students’ rapid-antigen tests to assist in monitoring situations in school settings. Results can be submitted online.

Active outbreaks

The health unit reported no new outbreaks on Tuesday. An outbreak was declared resolved at St. Joseph’s at Fleming long-term care in Peterborough (declared Dec. 29, 2021).

Active outbreaks include (unless indicated, case details not made available):

  • Congregate living facility (no. 22) in Peterborough: Declared Fen. 4
  • Maple View Retirement Residence in Norwood: Declared Feb. 3
  • Congregate living setting in Peterborough (no. 20): Declared Jan. 30.
  • Congregate living setting in Peterborough County (no. 19): Declared Jan. 28.
  • Centennial Place long-term care in Millbrook: Declared Jan. 14. The home on Jan. 28 reported three active cases among residents — down from six on Monday and eight reported on Jan. 19.
  • Peterborough Retirement Residence: Declared Jan. 14.
  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living: Declared Jan. 14.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre: Declared Jan. 10 on the B4 inpatient unit.
  • Sherbrooke Heights Retirement Residence in Peterborough: Declared Jan. 8.
  • Congregate living facility (no. 9) in Peterborough: Declared Jan. 6.
  • Congregate living facility (no. 7): Declared Dec. 29.
  • Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough: Declared Dec. 28, the home initially reported five staff cases. On Jan. 20 there were 16 cases (six residents, 10 staff). However, on Jan. 26 the facility reported no active cases but the outbreak remains in effect.
  • Riverview Manor long-term care in Peterborough: Declared Dec. 28.

There have been 853 cases (four more since Monday’s update) associated with 101 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared — 276 cases in the past 30 days and 27 cases over the past seven days.

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