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COVID-19: 4 new, 4 resolved cases for Peterborough area to keep active cases at 41

Peterborough Public Health will be increasing COVID-19 vaccinations this week. The Associated Press file

Peterborough Public Health reports four new cases of COVID-19 and four resolved cases on Monday afternoon.

It follows four new cases reported on Saturday and none on Sunday, leaving 41 active cases reported on the health unit’s COVID-19 tracker. There are now 561 resolved cases out of the 611 cases since the pandemic was declared. There were 555 resolved cases reported on Friday.

There are currently no cases with a variant of concern, the health unit notes.

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COVID-19 outbreak remains declared at Buckhorn Day Care and Nursery School in the Municipality of Trent Lakes. As of Friday there were 12 active cases: Six daycare attendees and six staff members.

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Schools in the health unit’s jurisdiction with active COVID-19 cases include:

  • Havelock-Belmont Public School: 3
  • Norwood District Public School: 2
  • Buckhorn Public School: 1
  • St. Martin Catholic Elementary School in Ennismore: 1

Also on Monday, PRHC reports “fewer than five” inpatients with COVID-19, unchanged since last Thursday. There also remain 17 patients at the hospital as a result of transfers from other areas.

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Close contacts continue to climb, sitting at 242 as of Monday, up from 239 on Sunday (there were 235 on Friday).

COVID-19 data for Monday, Feb. 22. Peterborough Public Health

Since the pandemic was declared there have been 24 hospitalized cases of COVID-19, three of which required the intensive care unit.

The pandemic has claimed the lives of nine residents — three of them associated with a November 2020 outbreak at Fairhaven long-term care.

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This week the health unit also received 6,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine and 1,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

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On Monday, the health unit reported more than 43,100 people have been tested for the novel coronavirus.

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To get tested for COVID-19, book an online appointment. Testing for those without symptoms or with mild symptoms is held at the Northcrest Arena in Peterborough. If you have COVID-19 symptoms and need to be assessed by a doctor, contact the PRHC’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre at 705-876-5086 to determine whether an appointment is required. The phone line is staffed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily.

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