The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported one death and 42 new laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 48 hours, according to data released Wednesday afternoon.
The health unit COVID-19 dashboard — now updated Mondays and Wednesdays — reported data for the jurisdiction of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Haliburton County Health Unit at 3:45 p.m. Wednesday:
Active laboratory-confirmed cases: 131 – reported to 126 on Monday. The 42 new cases include 19 each in the city of Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County, and four in Haliburton County. Of the 132 active cases, 69 are in the town of Kawartha Lakes, 51 in Northumberland County and 12 in Haliburton County.
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The provincial and health unit notes that the number of active cases is an “underestimate” of actual spread in the community due to restrictions on testing in the province.
Deaths: 116 lab-confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths since the pandemic was declared — one more since the August 8 update, when two were reported. To date, there have been 53 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-related deaths in the Health Unit’s jurisdiction in 2022: 28 in the town of Kawartha Lakes (unchanged since Monday), 19 in Northumberland County (another – a Port Hope resident). and six in Haliburton County (unchanged).
From March 2020 to December 2021, 63 laboratory-confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths were reported. On March 11, 2022, four cases previously reported in the city of Kawartha Lakes were removed from the health unit’s database to align with changes in provincial reporting.
Hospitalized cases: 185 have been reported so far in 2022 — five new admissions since Aug. 8 — with 83 in the town of Kawartha Lakes (three more), 88 in Northumberland County (one more), and 14 in Haliburton County (one more). In 2022 there were 31 ICU admissions – two more since August 8. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported 15 inpatients with COVID-19 as of Wednesday noon. COVID-19 was identified as the primary reason for enrollment in three of the 15 patients.
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The health department notes there are “slight delays” in reporting case admissions, ICU admissions and hospital discharges.
Cumulative cases: In 2022, there were 6,316 laboratory-confirmed cases and a total of 10,082 cases since the pandemic was first declared. The City of Kawartha Lakes topped the 2022 totals with 3,112 cases. In Northumberland County, Cobourg leads communities with 736 cases this year.
Vaccination: The Health Unit continues to host vaccination clinics throughout its jurisdiction. Visit the health unit’s website for an active list.
The health department only reports outbreaks in “high-risk” environments. Active outbreaks as of Wednesday:
- Palisade Gardens Retirement Communityy in Cobourg: Declared August 10
- Community life Campbellford/Brighton: Declared on August 8th
- Hyland Crest Nursing home (second flood) in Minden: Proclaimed on August 8th
- Fenelon court (Sturgeon Wing Short Hall) Long Term Care at Fenelon Falls: Declared August 6th.
- Ross Memorial Hospital (Medical North Wing): Declared 5 August.
- Canadian Center for Addiction (Community setting) in Port Hope: Declared 7 August.
- Central East Correctional Facility (Unit 6F) in Lindsay: Declared 5 August.
- Northumberland Hills Hospital (Units 2A, 2B and Rehab) in Cobourg: Declared 3 August
- transition house (facility-wide) in Cobourg: declared 3 August.
- Community Life Durham North at Port Perry: Declared 2 August.
- Port Hope Extendicare at Port Hope: Declared 31 July.
- Hope Street Terrace (second floor) Port Hope Long Term Care: Explained 29 July
- Roseglen village for seniors Port Hope Retirement Home: Declared July 25.
- Victoria mansion Long-term care in Lindsay: Declared a facility-wide outbreak on July 18.
- Kawartha Lakes retirement home in Bobcaygeon: Declared July 18.
Outbreaks declared over:
- Retirement home in Coburg in Cobourg: Proclaimed on July 23 and canceled on August 9
- Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Center Women’s shelter in Cobourg: Proclaimed July 21 and lifted August 2 (reported August 10).
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