May 17, 2022

Peterborough Regional Health Centre had 21 admitted patients with COVID-19 on Friday, down from 25 on Thursday, and now has outbreaks on four units, Units A2, A4, B5 and C1.

There are nine other active institutional outbreaks in the jurisdiction.

As of Wednesday, the jurisdiction of Peterborough city and county has now had 7,170 cumulative confirmed cases since the pandemic began in March 2020 with 6,784 resolved and 71 earlier 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.

Peterborough Public Health reduced the COVID-19 community risk index level to high on Wednesday after being at the top very high level for several weeks.

New hospitalized cases

Two new COVID-19 hospitalized cases in Northumberland County were reported Friday by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

The health unit reported 26 new PCR test confirmed cases in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 29 in Northumberland County and six in Haliburton County since Monday, resulting in 148 active confirmed cases, up from 136 on Wednesday.

Active institutional outbreaks held steady at 15, with an outbreak declared April 8 at Caressant Care Mary Street in Lindsay declared over with a new outbreak declared Friday at Caressant Care McLaughlin Road in Lindsay.

Clinics

Peterborough Public Health has added additional COVID-19 vaccine appointments into the provincial booking system. Appointments are now available in the booking system until May 27.

Appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine can be booked using the provincial COVID-19 vaccine booking system online at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/ or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are scheduled at the Healthy Planet Arena at 911 Monaghan Rd. in Peterborough on Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 16 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 17, 19, 20, 24, 25 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A clinic in the county will be held Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cavan Monaghan Community Centre at 986 County Road 10.

Walk-in service is no longer available at those clinics. Appointments can also be booked online at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine/

Special walk-in clinics are available for pediatric doses for children 5 to 11 at the Healthy Planet Arena on Monday and Friday from 3 to 6 p.m., May 17, 20, 24 and 26 from 2 to 4 p.m. and May 18 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Residents 60 and older are eligible for a fourth dose if they received their third dose at least three months ago. Fourth dose booster shots are also available for immunocompromised people.

Masks are still required at health unit vaccination clinics.

Doses are also available at some local pharmacies, usually by appointment.

As of Wednesday, 123,735 residents (84 per cent) have had at least one dose, 119,668 have had at least two doses (81 per cent) and 79,383 have had three doses (54 per cent).

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.

The provincial government is continuing distribution through to July 31.

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.


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