The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge County Health Unit says there have been three deaths related to COVID-19 in the past week, along with 107 new laboratory-confirmed cases and four new outbreaks.
The newly updated Health Unit COVID-19 Dashboard reported the following data for the health unit jurisdiction in the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Haliburton County as of Tuesday afternoon, covering October 23 through October 29:
Active laboratory-confirmed cases: 111 — down from 142 reported a week ago and 167 two weeks ago. Active cases include 45 in Kawartha Lakes, 58 in Northumberland County and eight in Haliburton County.
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The province and the health unit note that due to limitations in provincial testing, the number of active cases is an “underestimation” of the actual spread in the community.
Deaths: 137 laboratory-confirmed deaths since the pandemic was declared – three more than last week’s update.
Hospitalized cases: Five new hospitalizations since the October 25 update. Two new patients were admitted to intensive care. There were 243 hospitalized cases in 2022 and 400 since the pandemic was declared in 2020. There have been 38 intensive care admissions so far this year. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported 20 hospitalized patients with COVID-19 as of noon Tuesday. COVID-19 was identified as the main cause of admission for six patients.
The health unit notes that there are “small delays” in reporting case admissions, ICU admissions and hospital discharges.
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Cumulative examples: In 2022, there were 7,182 laboratory-confirmed cases, and a total of 11,460 cases since the first declaration of the pandemic. The city of Kawartha Lakes led the way in 2022 with 3,715 laboratory-confirmed cases. In Northumberland County, Cobourg leads the county with 801 laboratory-confirmed cases this year.
Vaccination: The health unit continues to host vaccine clinics within its jurisdiction. Visit the health unit website for an active list. To book an appointment, call 1-833-943-3900 or book online.
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The health unit only reports outbreaks in “high-risk areas”. Active outbreaks include:
- Extendicare Cobourg — Pine Unit — Cobourg Long-Term Care: Announced Oct. 31.
- Community life group home in Cobourg: Announced Oct. 30.
- Community life group home in Haliburton: Announced Oct 28.
- Campbellford Memorial Hospital — medical-surgical and hospital units: Announced on Oct. 27.
- Community life group home in Campbellford: Announced Oct 26
- William Place Retirement Residence in Lindsay: Announced Oct. 15.
- Extendicare Port Hope at Port Hope: facility-wide outbreak declared Oct. 22.
- Golden Plow Lodge (McMillan Cottage) in Cobourg: Announced on 24 Oct.
- Island Park Retirement Residence (First Floor) in Campbellford: Announced 21 Oct.
- Expand the Kawartha Lakes in Lindsay: Announced Oct. 18.
- Ross Memorial Hospitallv Lindsay: facility-wide outbreak declared Oct. 12.
- Caressant Care McLaughlin long-term care in Lindsay: Announced Oct. 7 on Unit 1.
- Maplewood Brighton Long-Term Care Home: Announced Oct 5
Outbreaks declared over:
- Kawartha Lakes Retirement Residence in Bobcaygeon. Announced on October 7 and revoked on October 31.
- Warkworth Place Warkworth long-term care home: facility-wide outbreak declared on 5 October. Eliminated on October 27.
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