COVID-19: Peterborough reports 98th death, 3 new hospitalized cases, risk index reduced to moderate – Peterborough

Peterborough Public Health’s Community Risk Index for COVID-19 is lowered again to ‘moderate risk’ after hitting ‘high risk’ a week ago, health unit data showed Wednesday afternoon .

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. The index was raised to “high risk” on August 31 after nine consecutive weeks at “moderate risk”.

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Back to “moderate risk”, the factors all remained unchanged.

Peterborough Public Health Community Risk Index for COVID-19 on September 7, 2022.


Peterborough Public Health Unit


The health office weekly COVID-19 Tracking Site reported the following data for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation as of 4 p.m. Wednesday:

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Laboratory-confirmed deaths: 98 since the declaration of the pandemic – one more since the August 31 update. The health unit says the latest victim was a vaccinated man in his 60s.

New cases confirmed by PCR: 66 since the August 31 update.

Active cases confirmed in the laboratory by PCR: 263 – compared to 292 reported on August 31 and 271 reported on August 24. 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 Dec. 31, 2021.

Cumulative laboratory confirmed cases: 8,586 since the start of the pandemic.

Hospitalized cases: Peterborough Regional Health Center starting September 6 reported nine hospitalized patients. There was a record 40 hospitalized patients reported on April 22. The health unit reports 396 cumulative cases of hospitalization since the start of the pandemic – three more since the August 31 update. There have been 47 cases in an intensive care unit since the declaration of the pandemic – unchanged since August 24. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial guidelines so far in 2022.

Cases resolved: The 8,225 cumulative resolved cases represent approximately 95.6% of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the declaration of the pandemic.

The health unit only reports “high risk” outbreaks and has reported three new outbreaks since its Aug. 31 update.

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Active outbreaks:

  • Canterbury Gardens retirement home in Peterborough: Declared on September 6
  • Ease of collective living (no. 50) in Peterborough: Declared on September 6
  • Ease of collective living (no. 49) in Peterborough: Declared on September 2
  • Sisters of Saint Joseph long-term care in Peterborough: reported August 31.
  • Empress Gardens Peterborough Retirement Residence: Declared August 25
  • Pleasant Prairie Mansion Norwood Nursing Home: Declared August 8th.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Center: Declared on August 24 in unit C1 (hospitalization rooms in psychogeriatric assessment).
  • Ease of collective living (no. 48) at Peterborough: Declared August 8th.

Outbreaks declared on:

  • Fairhaven Long Term Care in Peterborough: Declared on August 8 with three confirmed cases in the Riverside 3 area. Outbreak lifted on August 28.
  • Riverview Mansion at Peterborough: Declared July 18 and lifted September 6.
  • Regency Retreat in Lakefield: Declared August 25 and lifted September 6.

The health unit has reported 178 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared.

The health unit reports 368,753 doses administered – 497 more doses since the August 31 update.

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Eligible Residents: 84% have one dose, 81% have two doses, 55% have three doses and 19% have four doses.

Adults (70 years and over): 100% have two doses, 94% have three doses, 62% have four doses.

Adults (18 years and over): 92% have one dose, 90% have two doses, 65% have three doses, and 23% have four doses.

Adults (18-69 years old): 88% have one dose, 86% have two doses, 57% have three doses and 13% have four doses.

Youth (12-17 years old): 79% have one dose, 75% have two doses and 18% have three doses.

Children (5-11 years old): 48% receive one dose, 36% receive two doses and 1% receive three doses.

The health unit holds immunization clinics in Peterborough Square at 340 George St. N. (units 36 and 37). Free two-hour parking will be available for customers. No appointments — all appointments must be booked online or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

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

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Martin E. Berry