May 17, 2022

A new COVID-19 outbreak has been declared on Unit C3 at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

As of Monday, the hospital had 34 admitted patients with the virus, up from 33 on Thursday.

Previously declared outbreaks on Unit A5 and Unit C2 at the Peterborough hospital were lifted earlier this month.

An outbreak at Princess Gardens Retirement Residence was also lifted last Wednesday.

No new updates on local cases have been released since Wednesday by Peterborough Public Health and the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

Data released Monday by Public Health Ontario suggests Peterborough Public Health has had 131 new PCR test confirmed cases since Wednesday, with 406 active confirmed cases as of Monday, along with two new deaths since Wednesday, while the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has had 263 new PCR test confirmed cases since Wednesday, with 537 active confirmed cases as of Monday, along with two new deaths since Wednesday.

The 7-day average case rate has spiked by 19.7 per cent over the past week for Peterborough Public Health and 27.6 per cent for the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

A new COVID-19 outbreak was declared Thursday in Unit 6 at the Warkworth Institution medium-security federal prison 55 kilometres east of Peterborough, where there had been three active inmate cases as of Wednesday, according to Correctional Service Canada.

An outbreak that was declared on Units 6D and 3B at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay continues, which had 17 active inmate cases as of April 11, according to Public Health Ontario.

New COVID-19 outbreak were also declared Thursday at Steamway Villa long-term-care home in Cobourg and the Community Living Trent Highlands group home in Haliburton.

Peterborough Public Health elevated the community COVID-19 risk level to “very high” last Wednesday, the highest level on a five-level scale.

With the weather warming up while cases continue to spike, Peterborough medical officer of health Dr. Thomas Piggott urged people on Monday to consider eating outside now.

“Eat outside, I promise you Mother Nature’s ventilation is top notch and will help decrease transmission of all this COVID,” Piggott said.

Clinics no longer walk-in

Peterborough Public Health’s has COVID-19 vaccination clinics on Tuesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., along with April 25 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and April 26 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 2 and 4 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and May 3 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Healthy Planet Arena at 911 Monaghan Rd. in Peterborough.

Upcoming clinics in the county include Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Buckhorn Community Centre, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Kawartha Community Centre and May 5 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Norwood Community Centre.

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 Tuesday and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. along with April 25 and 27 from 3 to 6 p.m.


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