COVID-19: HKPR reports 7 new hospitalized cases, 1 new ICU admission as active cases rise – Peterborough | Tech US News


No new deaths from covid-19 have been reported, but the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge County Health Unit says there have been 146 new laboratory-confirmed cases and seven new hospitalizations in the past week, including one new ICU admission.

The Health Unit’s newly updated COVID-19 Dashboard reported the following Tuesday afternoon for the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Haliburton County health unit jurisdictions covering Oct. 2 through Oct. 8:

Active laboratory-confirmed cases: 151 — up from the 110 reported on Oct. 4. Active cases include 101 in Kawartha Lakes (up from 60 on Oct. 4), 43 in Northumberland County (down from 47) and seven in Haliburton County (up from three).

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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: 127 laboratory-confirmed deaths since the pandemic was declared. There were an additional 13 probable deaths.

Hospitalized cases: Seven new hospitalizations and one new ICU admission since the October 4 update. In 2022, there were 233 hospitalized cases and 362 since the declaration of a pandemic in 2020. In 2022, 36 intensive care units were admitted. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported 12 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.

Cumulative examples: In 2022, there were 6,688 laboratory-confirmed cases, and a total of 10,995 cases since the first declaration of the pandemic. The city of Kawartha Lakes led the total in 2022 with 3,468 laboratory-confirmed cases. In Northumberland County, Cobourg leads the county with 748 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.

The health unit only reports outbreaks in “high-risk areas”. Active outbreaks include:

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  • Caressant Care McLaughlin Lindsay Long-Term Care Home: Announced Oct 7
  • Maplewood Brighton Long-Term Care Home: Announced Oct 5
  • Warkworth Place Warkworth long-term care home: Facility-wide outbreak declared 5 October.
  • Tower of Port Hope Port Hope Nursing Home: facility-wide outbreak declared Oct. 4.
  • Access to community services group home in Cobourg: Announced Oct. 3.
  • Access to community services group home in Port Hope: Announced Oct 3.
  • Adelaide Place Retirement Home in Lindsay: Announced Oct. 3.
  • Empire Crossing Port Hope Retirement Home: Announced Oct 3.
  • Victoria’s Mansion (Macmillan Unit) in Cobourg: Announced 27 Sept
  • Regency Manor in Port Hope: Announced Sept. 17. on the second floor. Southbridge Care Homes reports that two residents and a member of staff have tested positive for COVID-19. All are fully vaccinated.

Outbreaks declared over:

  • Regency Long Term Care in Port Hope: September 19 declared an outbreak throughout the facility. The outbreak was resolved on October 10.

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