May 18, 2022

Peterborough Public Health reported another COVID-19 death along with 85 new lab-confirmed cases and five new outbreaks over the past 48 hours, according to data released late Wednesday afternoon.

The health unit’s COVID-19 tracker, issued around 4:25 p.m., reported data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:

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Community Risk Index: As of Wednesday, April 6, the region’s community risk index was again at “high risk.” The index will be updated each Wednesday afternoon.

Deaths: 63 — one more since Monday’s update. The health unit reports the latest deceased individual was a vaccinated man in his 40s. On March 11, the health unit removed three deaths reported early in the pandemic from its database due to a change in provincial methodology reporting.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 85 since the Monday, April 4 update.

PCR lab-confirmed active cases: 252 — up from 210 on April 4 and 208 reported on April 1. 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: 6,354 since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Centre on Wednesday afternoon reported 24 inpatients — up from 22 on Tuesday. Last Friday there were 16 inpatients. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial directives so far in 2022.

The health unit on Wednesday reported 258 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic’s beginning — eight more since the April 4 update — and 38 cases have been admitted to an intensive care unit (unchanged) since March 2020.

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Resolved cases: 42 more since April 4. The 6,039 cumulative resolved cases make up approximately 95 per cent of all lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

Clinics/testing: The health unit updates the list on the health unit 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.

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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Five new outbreaks were reported over the past 48 hours. Outbreaks were declared Wednesday at Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s C2 inpatient unit. On Tuesday, a new outbreak was declared at Rubidge Retirement Residence in Peterborough.

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Outbreaks were also declared at three congregate living facilities in the city (No. 32, 33, 34) over the past two days.

Other active outbreaks:

  • Kawartha Heights Retirement Living in Peterborough: Declared on April 1.
  • Princess Garden Retirement Residence in Peterborough: Declared March 31, the home reported two resident cases in the Independent Retirement area. The cases are believed to be linked.
  • Congregate living facility (No. 31) in Peterborough: Declared March 30.
  • Congregate living facility (No. 30) in Peterborough: Declared March 30.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centre: Declared March 26 on the A5 inpatient unit. On March 28 the hospital reported five cases among patients.

The outbreak at Springdale Country Manor long-term care on Clifford Line in Peterborough was declared over on Tuesday. The outbreak was initially declared March 25.

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There have been 982 cases (11 more since April 4) associated with 124 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared — 34 cases in the past 30 days and 15 cases over the past seven days.

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Daily updates are posted on the COVID-19 tracker. Of note, 333,495 doses have been administered since Jan. 26, 2021 — 89 more doses since April 4. The health unit notes doses given in the Peterborough area to people who don’t live within its jurisdiction are counted.

  • Eligible residents (ages five and up): 87.2 per cent have one dose; 84.3 per cent have two doses and 55.4 per cent have three doses.
  • Adults (age 18 and up): 90 per cent have one dose; 88.1 per cent have two doses and 62.5 per cent have three doses.
  • Older adults (age 70 and up): 100 per cent have two doses; 89.8 per cent have three doses.
  • Youth (ages five to 11): 56.1 per cent have one dose and 39.7 per cent have two doses.
  • Youth (ages 12 to 17): 83.4 per cent have one dose, 80.5 per cent have two doses and 17.3 per cent have three doses
  • Doses: 123,621 residents have received a first dose while 119,325 residents have received two doses and 78,397 residents have received a third (booster) dose.

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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.

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