Peterborough Public Health reported 19 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 including several new hospitalized cases, according to data released Wednesday afternoon.
The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued around 4 p.m., reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:
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Deaths: 61 since the pandemic was declared — unchanged since March 4.
New PCR-confirmed cases: 19 since Tuesday.
PCR lab-confirmed active cases: 125 — up from 123 reported on Tuesday. The health unit notes 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: 5,762 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.
Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday afternoon reported 10 inpatients with COVID-19 — three more since Tuesday’s update. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial directives so far in 2022.
The health unit on Wednesday reported 217 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic’s beginning and 35 cases have been admitted to an intensive care unit since March 2020.
Resolved cases: 17 more since Tuesday. The 5,576 cumulative resolved cases make up approximately 96.7 per cent of all lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.
Clinics/testing: The health unit updates its list on its website of clinics offering first, second and third vaccine doses for youth ages 12 to 17 and adults, as well as first doses for children aged five to 11. Walk-ins are available for any eligible age or dose at the Healthy Planet Arena in Peterborough.
Walk-in clinics will be also be held every Wednesday in March at the Peterborough Public Library from noon to 6 p.m. for first, second and booster doses. Residents eligible for a fourth dose can also walk in.
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All other sites require appointments to be booked on Ontario’s online portal or by calling the provincial vaccine booking call centre at 1-833-943-3900.
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Vaccination: Daily updates are posted on the COVID-19 tracker. Of note, 331,729 doses have been administered since Jan. 26, 2021 — 56 more doses since Tuesday’s update.
- Eligible residents (ages five and up): 87.2 per cent have one dose; 83.9 per cent have two doses and 54.7 per cent have three doses.
- Adults (age 18 and up): 90 per cent have one dose; 88.1 per cent have two doses and 61.9 per cent have three doses.
- Youth (ages five to 11): 55.9 per cent have one dose and 36.1 per cent have two doses.
- Youth (ages 12 to 17): 83.3 per cent have one dose, 80.2 per cent have two doses and 13.6 per cent have three doses.
- Doses: 123,507 residents have received a first dose while 118,832 have received two doses and 77,379 have received a third (booster) dose.
A number of Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to eligible recipients. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Ontario government’s website.
Testing continues at Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s assessment centre at 1 Hospital Dr. More information about booking a test through the COVID-19 Assessment Centre can be found on the health unit’s website.
Rapid antigen tests: Pharmacies and grocery retailers in Peterborough and Peterborough County are offering kits. Visit the government’s website for updated availability.
No new outbreaks were reported on Wednesday. An outbreak at a congregate living facility (no. 26) in the city was reported resolved.
The remaining active outbreaks as of Wednesday afternoon include:
- Congregate living facility (no. 27) in Peterborough: Declared March 8.
- Princess Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough: Declared March 3, the home reported three residents in the Enriched Care area of the home tested positive for COVID-19.
- Fairhaven long-term care in Peterborough: Outbreak declared Feb. 24 in the Riverside 1 Special Care home area. On Monday morning, the home reported the outbreak had six active resident cases. All cases have been resolved in the Riverside 3 area of the home, according to the municipally-run facility on Monday.
- Pleasant Meadow Manor long-term care in Norwood: Declared Feb. 22.
There have been 946 cases (unchanged since Tuesday) associated with 110 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared — 78 cases in the past 30 days and 10 cases over the past seven days.
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