COVID-19: Peterborough Public Health reports 3 new hospitalized cases; risk index remains low – Peterborough

Peterborough Public Health’s Community Risk Index for COVID-19 remains at “low risk” for the third week in a row, according to a weekly update from the health unit on Wednesday.

The index was previously “moderate risk” on May 18 and “high risk” on May 11.

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The risk index uses a number of factors such as the rate of cases, hospitalizations, deaths, PCR test positivity, rapid antigen test positivity, and sewage monitoring in the region. It should be noted that the positivity of the rapid antigen test is “very high”.

The Peterborough Public Health Community Risk Index for COVID-19 is low for June 22, 2022.

Peterborough Public Health Unit

The health office weekly COVID-19 Tracking Site reported the following data for Peterborough Jurisdiction, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation as of 3:40 p.m.:

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Laboratory-confirmed deaths: 80 since the declaration of the pandemic – unchanged since the June 15 update. On March 11, the health unit removed three deaths reported early in the pandemic from its database due to a change in provincial reporting methodology.

New cases confirmed by PCR: 39 since the June 15 update.

Active cases confirmed in the laboratory by PCR: 146 – down from 142 on June 15. There were 166 active cases reported on June 8. The province and health unit note that the number of reported active cases is an “underestimate” due to changes to the availability of PCR testing beginning December 31, 2021.

Cumulative laboratory confirmed cases: 7,623 since the start of the pandemic.

Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Center as of Tuesday afternoon reported three hospitalized patients. There was a record 40 hospitalized patients reported on April 22.

The health unit reports 348 cumulative cases of hospitalization since the start of the pandemic, three more since the June 15 update. There have been 45 cases in an intensive care unit since the declaration of the pandemic – unchanged since June 1. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial guidelines so far in 2022.

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Cases resolved: 25 additional resolved cases since June 15. The 7,397 cumulative resolved cases represent approximately 97% of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the declaration of the pandemic.

The health unit reports 355,983 doses administered – 753 more doses since June 15.

Eligible residents: 84% have one dose, 81% have two doses, 54% have three doses and 13% have four doses.

Adults (70 years and over): 100% have two doses, 93% have three doses, 50% have four doses.

Adults (18 years and over): 92 percent have one dose, 90 percent have two doses, 64 percent have three doses, and 16 percent have four doses.

Youth (12-17 years old)): 79 percent have one dose, 75 percent have two doses and 16 percent have three doses

Children (5-11 years old): 47% have one dose and 35% have two doses

The health unit holds vaccination clinics at its offices on King Street in Peterborough. All appointments must be booked either online at or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

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Visit the health unit website for an immunization schedule or visit a participating pharmacy.

The health unit only reports “high risk” outbreaks. No new outbreaks have been declared since June 15:

There are still three active outbreaks:

  • Ease of collective living (No. 42) at Peterborough: Declared June 14th.
  • Royal Gardens Retirement Residence at Peterborough: Declared June 13th.
  • Extendicare Peterborough long-term care in Peterborough: reported on April 25.

The health unit reports 1,226 cumulative cases associated with 157 outbreaks since the declaration of the pandemic – unchanged since the June 8 update.

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Martin E. Berry