Three new COVID-19 hospitalized cases were reported Tuesday by Peterborough while a new COVID-19 outbreak was declared at an unnamed congregate living facility in the city and an outbreak at Pleasant Meadow Manor in Norwood was lifted.
Peterborough Regional Health Centre had 12 admitted patients with the virus on Tuesday, one more than Monday.
Five ongoing outbreaks continue including on two units at the Fairhaven long-term-care home, along with Rubidge Retirement Residence, Princess Gardens Retirement Residence and an unnamed congregate living facility in the city.
Fairhaven, a 256-bed municipally run long-term-care home on Dutton Road in Peterborough, was down to one active resident case on Tuesday in the Riverside Special Care unit. There are no staff member cases.
The health unit reported 26 new PCR test confirmed COVID-19 cases on Tuesday while 16 were resolved, resulting in 147 active confirmed cases, up from 138 on Monday.
The jurisdiction of Peterborough city and county, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation has now had 5,860 cumulative confirmed cases since the pandemic began in March 2020 with 5,655 resolved and 58 cumulative deaths.
The reported cases are considered to be an underestimation of the actual total cases now that PCR testing is limited to people from a high-risk setting or for people with moderate symptoms if they go through their family doctor (more details are at ontario.ca/exposed). There have been countless cases in schools, daycares, congregate living facilities and in the public.
14.8% of children 12-17 have booster
The proportion of local children 12 to 17 who have had a third booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine rose to 14.8 per cent on Tuesday, while 62 per cent of local adults have now had a booster.
As of Tuesday 37.3 per cent of local children aged 5 to 11 have now had a second pediatric dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 55.9 per cent have had at least one dose.
There are now 77,645 local residents who have received a third booster dose while 123,536 have had at least one dose and 118,990 have had at least two doses.
Walk-in clinics for anyone 5 and older eligible for a first, second or third dose will be held at the Healthy Planet Arena at 911 Monaghan Rd. continue Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday, March 21, 22 and 25 from 1 to 7 p.m.
A pop-up clinic will be held March 23 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Peterborough Public Library at 345 Aylmer St. N.
Appointments can also be booked online at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ with appointments getting priority over walk-ins.
Doses are also available at some pharmacies.
Rapid test kits
The Ontario government is continuing to distribute free COVID-19 rapid antigen test kits each week, available while in stock and while supplies last, with one box of five tests per household per visit.
Participating locations in Peterborough include the Brookdale IDA Pharmacy, Charlotte Care Pharmacy, Costco Pharmacy, Lansdowne Pharmacy, Loblaw Pharmacies at the Superstore, Your Independent Grocery and the George Street No Frills store, Metro, Pharmasave The Clinic Pharmacy, the Rexalls on George Street and Chemong Road, the Sherbrooke Heights Pharmacy, the two Shoppers Drug Marts on Lansdowne Street West as well as Chemong Road and Charlotte Street, the two Sobeys stores on Towerhill Road and Lansdowne Street West, The Medicine Shopper and the two Walmarts on Chemong Road and Lansdowne Street West.
They are also available at the Village Pharmacy in Lakefield, the Keene Drug Mart, Centennial Pharmacy in Norwood, Village Gate Pharmasave in Bobcaygeon, MacLaren Pharmacy and Rx Drug Mart in Campbellford and Johnstons Pharmacy in Hastings.