COVID-19: Peterborough risk index remains high after death, 259 new cases in past week – Peterborough

Peterborough Public Health Department reported a COVID-19[feminine] deaths and 259 new cases in the past week.

In its Wednesday weekly update, the health unit’s Community Risk Index for COVID-19 remains at “high risk” for the second week in a row.

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Factors include the following:

Peterborough Public Health Department


Community Risk Index for COVID-19.

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

Deaths: 117 since the declaration of the pandemic in 2020 — one more since the October 19 Update.

Hospitalizations: 472 cumulative cases of hospitalization since the start of the pandemic – nine more since the update of October 19. The Peterborough Regional Health Center to October 25 reported 47 hospitalized patients, compared to 50 reported on October 19 and a record 53 hospitalized patients reported on October 18. There have been 52 cases in an intensive care unit since the declaration of the pandemic – unchanged since October 19. guidelines so far in 2022.

New cases confirmed by PCR: 259 since the October 19 update.

Active cases confirmed in the laboratory by PCR: 520 – compared to 431 reported on October 19 and 489 reported on October 12. 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 starting Dec. 31, 2021.

Cumulative laboratory confirmed cases: 9,888 since the start of the pandemic.

Cases resolved: The 9,251 cumulative resolved cases represent approximately 93.5% of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the declaration of the pandemic.

The health unit only reports “high risk” outbreaks. There are 13 active outbreaks reported Wednesday afternoon. New outbreaks declared since October 19: update:

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  • St. Joseph’s at Fleming Long Term Care (Creekside A and B) in Peterborough: Declared Oct. 21
  • Fairhaven Long Term Care (Westview 2) in Peterborough: Declared on October 21.

Other active outbreaks:

  • Peterborough Regional Health Center (Unit A2): Declared on October 18.
  • Applewood Retirement Residence at Peterborough: Declared 17 Oct.
  • Chartwell Jackson Creek Retirement Residence at Peterborough: Declared 17 Oct.
  • Fleming’s Saint Joseph long-term care (second floor Woodland E and F) in Peterborough: declared on October 17
  • Peterborough Regional Health Center (Unit B6): Declared on 12 Oct.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Center (Unit A5): Declared on 11 Oct.
  • Fleming’s Saint Joseph LTC (Third Floor Pathway G and H): Declared Oct. 11.
  • fairhaven long-term care (Westview 4): declared on October 7.
  • Canterbury Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough: Declared October 6
  • Regency Retreat house in Lakefield: Declared on October 3
  • Extendicare Peterborough long-term care home (Violets Way and Lilac Lane units) in Peterborough: declared on September 21 on
  • Peterborough Regional Health Center: Declared on September 20 on hospitalization unit B4.

Outbreaks declared over since the October 19 update:

  • Maple View Retirement Residence in Norwood: declared on September 28 and declared complete on October 24.

The health unit has reported 205 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared.

The health unit reports that 388,542 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered – 35,030 in the past six months.

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Eligible Residents: 85% have one dose, 82% have two doses, 56% have three doses and 24% have four doses.

Adults (70 years and over): 100% have two doses, 95% have three doses, 68% have four doses.

Adults (18 years and over): 92% have one dose, 90% have two doses, 65% have three doses and 29% have four doses.


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Adults (18-69 years old): 88% have one dose, 86% have two doses, 58% have three doses, and 18% have four doses.

Youth (12-17 years old): 80% receive one dose, 75% receive two doses, 19% receive three doses and 1% receive four doses (first statement).

Children (5-11 years old): 48% have one dose, 36% have two doses and 3% have 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.

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


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Martin E. Berry