COVID-19: Peterborough risk index at ‘moderate’, 2 new deaths, 9 new hospitalized cases over 7 days

Saskatchewan reported 465 new cases of COVID-19 for the week of May 8-14. LHG

Peterborough Public Health reported two more deaths, 97 new cases of COVID-19 and one new outbreak over the past week, according to data released late Wednesday afternoon.

The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker site now provides updates each Wednesday. The tracker reported the following data for its jurisdiction, which is Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation, as of 4:30 p.m.:

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Community risk index: Reported as “moderate” on May 18, lowered from “high risk” reported on May 11.

The risk index — updated each Wednesday — uses a number of factors such as case rate, hospitalizations, deaths, PCR test positivity, rapid antigen test positivity and wastewater surveillance in the region.

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PPH risk index lowered to moderate on May 18, 2022. PPH

Lab-confirmed deaths: 78 — two new deaths since the May 11 update. The health unit says both were vaccinated men, one in his 70s and the other in his 90s.

On March 11, 2022, the health unit removed three deaths reported early in the pandemic from its database due to a change in provincial reporting methodology.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 97 since the May 11 update.

Active PCR lab-confirmed cases: 210 — down from 273 reported on May 11 and 315 reported on May 4. The province and health unit note 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: 7,388 since the pandemic began.

Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Centre as of Wednesday afternoon reported six inpatients, down from nine reported on Tuesday. A week ago there were 17 inpatients. There were a record-high 40 inpatients reported on April 22.

The health unit reports 331 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic began, nine more since the May 11 update. There have been 43 cases in an intensive care unit since the pandemic was declared — unchanged since May 11. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial directives so far in 2022.

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Resolved cases: 316 additional resolved cases since May 11. The 7,100 cumulative resolved cases make up approximately 96 per cent of all lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.


The health unit only reports “high-risk” outbreaks. One new outbreak was declared since the May 11 update:

  • Congregate living facility (no. 40) in Peterborough: Declared May 16.

Other active outbreaks:

  • Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough: Declared Wednesday, May 11 in the Riverside home area.
  • St. Joseph’s at Fleming (Woodland secure unit) long-term care in Peterborough: Declared late May 3
  • PRHC’s B5 inpatient room: Declared May 2.
  • Peterborough Retirement Residence in Peterborough: Declared May 2.
  • Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough: Declared April 30 in the Westview 5 Resident Home Area. The home reported on May 10 there were 22 resident cases and 11 staff cases.
  • Congregate living facility (no. 39) in Peterborough: Declared April 27.
  • Centennial Place long-term care in Millbrook (Trail House and Heritage House – two separate outbreaks): Declared April 26.
  • Extendicare Peterborough long-term care in Peterborough: Declared April 26.
  • Centennial Place long-term care in Millbrook (Harvest House): Declared April 11. The home on April 22 reported two cases among residents in the Harvest House home area and occasional staff have tested positive.

Outbreaks lifted since May 11:

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  • Applewood Manor retirement residence in Peterborough: Declared April 27 and lifted on May 18.
  • PRHC’s A4 unit: Declared May 5 and lifted on May 16.
  • PRHC A2 unit: Declared May 1 and lifted on. May 16.

The health unit reports 1,199 cumulative cases associated with 146 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared — 39 more cases since the May 4 update.

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