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COVID-19: HKPR reports death, 3 hospitalizations, outbreaks at long-term care homes, Lindsay jail

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The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit says over the past week, there were one new COVID-19 death and 66 new lab-confirmed cases within its jurisdiction.

The health unit’s COVID-19 dashboard reported the following data (covering Nov. 20-26) for the health unit’s jurisdiction of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Haliburton County, as of Tuesday afternoon:

Active lab-confirmed cases: 69 — up from 43 on Nov. 22. Among the 69 active lab-confirmed cases are 36 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 32 in Northumberland County and one in Haliburton County.

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The province and health unit note that due to restrictions in provincial testing, the number of active cases is an “underestimate” of actual community spread.

Deaths: 144 lab-confirmed deaths since the pandemic was declared — one new death since the Nov. 22 update. The death was reported in the City of Kawartha Lakes. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 87 deaths reported in the City of Kawartha Lakes, nine in Haliburton County and 48 in Northumberland County.

Hospitalized cases: Three new hospitalizations and no new intensive care admissions since the Nov. 22 update. There have been 247 hospitalized cases in 2022 and 423 since the pandemic was declared in 2020. There have been 39 ICU admissions this year thus far. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported three inpatients with COVID-19 as of noontime Tuesday. COVID-19 was identified as the primary cause of admission for one of the admissions.

(Note: The health unit says there may be “reporting lags” on deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admissions that may not be included at the time of the dashboard publishing.)

Cumulative cases: There have been 7,449 lab-confirmed cases in 2022 and 11,756 total cases since the pandemic was first declared. The City of Kawartha Lakes has led 2022 totals with 3,858 lab-confirmed cases. In Northumberland County, Cobourg leads municipalities with 841 lab-confirmed cases this year.

Vaccination: The health unit continues to host vaccine clinics across its jurisdiction. Visit the health unit’s website for an active list. To book an appointment, call 1-833-943-3900, or book online.

Outbreaks

The health unit reports outbreaks only in “high-risk settings.” New outbreaks since the Nov. 22 update:

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  • Central East Correctional Centre (Unit 9A) in Lindsay: Declared Nov. 28.
  • Access Community Services group home in Port Hope: Declared Nov. 28.
  • Victoria Retirement Living long-term care home in Cobourg: Declared Nov. 28.
  • Regency Manor Retirement long-term care home in Port Hope: Facility-wide outbreak declared Nov. 24.
  • Applefest Lodge long-term care in Brighton: Declared Nov. 23.

Other active outbreaks include:

  • Highland Wood long-term care home in Haliburton: Declared Nov. 20.
  • Cobourg Extendicare long-term care home in Cobourg: Declared Nov. 18.
  • Case Manor long-term care home in Bobcaygeon: Declared Nov. 16.
  • Palisade Gardens Retirement Home in Cobourg: Declared Nov. 10.

Outbreaks recently declared over:

  • Access Community group home in Port Hope (275 Rideout St.): Declared Nov. 21 and lifted Nov. 28.

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