COVID-19: Peterborough reports fewer than 300 active cases, one new hospitalized case and one new LTC outbreak – Peterborough
Peterborough Public Health reported 31 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and one new outbreak over the weekend, according to data released Monday morning.
The health unit’s COVID-19 tracking site reported the following data as of 11:48 a.m. for Peterborough Jurisdiction, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:
Community Risk Index: At “very high risk” on Wednesday April 20, for the second week in a row. The risk index – updated every Wednesday – uses a number of factors such as case rate, hospitalizations, deaths, PCR test positivity, rapid antigen test positivity and water monitoring worn within the jurisdiction of the health unit.
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Laboratory-confirmed deaths: 68 – unchanged since Friday April 22. On March 11, the health unit removed three deaths reported early in the pandemic from its database due to a change in provincial reporting methodology.
Active cases confirmed in the laboratory by PCR: 273 – compared to 326 reported on Friday April 22. The province and health unit note that the number of reported active cases is an “underestimate” due to changes to the availability of PCR testing beginning Dec. 31, 2021.
New cases confirmed by PCR: 31 since the Friday, April 22 update.
Cumulative laboratory confirmed cases: 6,918 since the start of the pandemic.
Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Center as of Friday afternoon reported 40 hospitalized patients, down from 36 reported on Thursday (most recent data). The previous record was 35 hospitalized patients reported on January 17 and 18 amid the Omicron wave.
The health unit reports 299 cumulative cases of hospitalization since the start of the pandemic – one more since the April 22 update. There have been 41 cases in an intensive care unit – unchanged since April 22.
The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial guidelines so far in 2022.
Cases resolved: 169 additional resolved cases since April 22. The 6,577 cumulative resolved cases represent approximately 95% of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the declaration of the pandemic.
The health unit only reports “high risk” outbreaks. A new outbreak was declared on Monday morning in Pleasant Prairie Mansion long-term care home in Norwood. Details are not available.
Other active outbreaks:
- PRHC C1 hospitalization unit: Reported Friday. On April 22, the hospital reported two patient cases.
- Ease of collective living (no. 38) in Peterborough: Declared on Friday
- PRHC A4 hospitalization unit: Declared Thursday, April 21. The hospital reported four confirmed patient cases on April 21.
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- Chartwell Jackson Creek Retirement Residence at Peterborough: Declared April 19.
- PRHC C3 hospitalization unit: Reported on April 14, the hospital reported eight confirmed patient cases on April 21.
- St. John Center retirement home in Peterborough: Declared on April 12.
- Centenary Square long-term care in Millbrook: declared on April 11. The home reported two cases on Friday among Harvest House home area residents and casual staff have tested positive.
- Rubidge Retirement Residence at Peterborough: Declared April 6th.
- Kawartha Heights Retirement Home at Peterborough: Declared April 1st.
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Outbreaks declared resolved over the weekend:
- In three collective residences in Peterborough (nos. 35, 36 and 37).
The health unit reports 1,059 cumulative cases — five more since April 22 — associated with 136 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared. There have been 101 outbreaks in the past 30 days and 14 in the past seven days.
According to the COVID-19 tracker on Monday, 334,526 doses have been administered since January 26, 2021 – 131 additional doses since April 22. The health unit notes the doses administered in the Peterborough area to people who do not live in its jurisdiction are counted.
- Eligible residents (five years and older): 87.3% have a dose; 84.4% have two doses and 55.8% have three doses.
- Adults (18 years and over): 90.1% have a dose; 88.2% have two doses and 62.9% have three doses.
- The elderly (70 years and over): 100% receive two doses; 90.4% have three doses.
- Youth (5 to 11 years old): 56.2% have one dose and 41.3% have two doses.
- Youth (12 to 17 years old): 83.5% have one dose, 80.5% have two doses and 18.6% have three doses
- Dosage: 123,709 residents received a first dose (10 more since April 22) while 119,591 residents received two doses (41 more) and 79,047 residents received a third dose (75 more).
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The health unit updates the list on the health unit website clinics offering the first, second and third doses of vaccine for young people aged 12 to 17 and adults, as well as the first doses for children aged 5 to 11.
Additional vaccination clinics have been added to the provincial reservation system from April 25 to May 20. Due to demand, the health unit will require that all appointments be made through Ontario Online Portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Reservations Call Center at 1-833-943-3900.
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A number of Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccines to eligible recipients. Appointments are mandatory and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Government of Ontario website.
Testing continues at the Peterborough Regional Health Center Assessment Center at 1 Hospital Dr. More information on booking a test can be found through the COVID-19 Assessment Center. on the health unit website.
Rapid antigen tests: Pharmacies and food retailers in Peterborough and Peterborough County are offering kits. Visit the government website for updated availability.
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