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New COVID-19 death in Peterborough

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Peterborough Public Health reported a new COVID-19-related death on Wednesday, while three new facility outbreaks were declared, including two at the Peterborough Community Health Center.

The death toll is 135 COVID-19 deaths within the jurisdictions of Peterborough City and County, Curb Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation since the pandemic began in March 2020.

Cases have spiked in PRHC, with 14 hospitalized patients with the virus as of Tuesday.

Another declared institutional outbreak is at Centennial Place, a long-term care facility in Millbrook.

There were 61 new PCR-confirmed cases in the past week, increasing the number of active cases to 349. The tally is considered an underestimate because most people are not qualified for PCR lab testing.

The health sector has maintained its community COVID-19 risk index at moderate, the third highest of the five levels on the index. increase.

Under the moderate risk level, the health department recommends the use of masks in high-risk indoor public spaces or when interacting with high-risk individuals. risk settings.

Only 39,668 residents (28%) received boosters in the last 6 months.

As of Wednesday, 125,246 residents (85%) in the jurisdiction had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, and 121,040 (82%) had received at least two doses.

The Department of Health operates a COVID-19 mass vaccination clinic in Peterborough Square, open to walk-ins for all ages. Masks are required at the clinic.

The clinic will run Thursday from 2pm to 6pm, next Tuesday from 2pm to 6pm, Wednesday from 9am to noon, February 9 from 11am to 3pm, It will reopen on February 10th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm.

For priority service, reservations for guests 12 and older can be booked online 4 days in advance. covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ Or call 1-833-943-3900.

Some local pharmacies also offer vaccinations against COVID-19.

The Halliburton, Kawartha, and Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported no new COVID-19-related deaths, but four new hospitalizations during the week of January 22-28.

The City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, and Halliburton County jurisdictions had 69 new PCR-confirmed cases in the past week.

Although several outbreaks have been declared over, the jurisdiction now has five premises outbreaks. Lindsay’s Country Estate Nursing Home facility-wide, Northumberland Hills Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Restorative Care Unit, and Fenelon Court’s Long-Term Care Facility’s facility-wide.Fenelon Falls, Christian Horizon Horizons House Coburg 3 Group Home, Large Facility In Golden Plow Lodge Long Term Care Facility Coburg

Ross Memorial Hospital had six patients admitted as of Wednesday, with COVID-19 being the main cause of one of the hospitalizations. Lindsay Hospital has cold, COVID-19 and flu clinics by appointment from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm weekdays. Call 705-328-6217 first.

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