COVID-19: Peterborough reports 3 new deaths and hospitalizations, risk index remains at moderate – Peterborough

COVID-19: Peterborough reports 3 new deaths and hospitalizations, risk index remains at moderate – Peterborough

Peterborough Public Health reported three new COVID-19 deaths and three new hospitalized cases over the past week, according to data released late Wednesday afternoon.

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In its weekly update, posted at 4 p.m., the health unit’s Community Risk Index remained at “moderate risk” for COVID-19 for the sixth straight week. Hospital admissions and rapid antigen test counts both went moderately low since December 7th. Wastewater monitoring went from high to low. All other factors remain unchanged.

Community Risk Index for COVID-19 as of December 14, 2022.

Peterborough Public Health

The health unit has also been expanded to include an index for other respiratory viruses in the Peterborough area.

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Viral indicators for December 14th.

Peterborough Public Health

Other data reported by the Health Unit’s weekly COVID-19 tracker site, as reported for the jurisdictions of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation as of 4 p.m. Wednesday:

deaths: 132 since the pandemic was declared in 2020 – three more since the December 7 update. The 100th death in 2022 was reported on December 12.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 58 since the December 7 update.

Active PCR lab-confirmed cases: 336 – up from 326 reported on Dec. 7 and 319 reported on Nov. 30. The province and health entity note that the number of reported active cases is an “underestimate” due to changes in the availability of PCR tests effective December 31, 2021.

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hospitalizations: 519 – cumulative hospitalizations since pandemic began – three more since December 7 update. The Peterborough Regional Health Center reported five hospitalized COVID-19 patients on Friday 9 December (latest data available).

A record 53 inpatients were reported on October 18. There have been 53 cases in an intensive care unit since the pandemic was declared – unchanged since November 9. The hospital reports one patient transfer related to provincial guidelines so far in 2022.

Cumulative Laboratory Confirmed Cases: 10,398 since the pandemic began.

Solved Cases: The cumulative 9,930 closed cases account for about 95.4 percent of all laboratory-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

The health department only reports “high-risk” outbreaks. Three active outbreaks were reported as of Wednesday afternoon. Since the December 7 update, new COVID-19 outbreaks have been reported:

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  • Mapleview Retirement Residence in Norwood: Declared December 8th
  • Riverview Manor in Peterborough: Declared 8 December

Other active outbreaks:

  • fairhaven Long Term Care (Riverside 3 area) in Peterborough: Explained on 21 November. The home reported on November 28 that six residents had tested positive.

Outbreaks declared over since December 7:

  • fairhaven Long Term Care (Riverside 2 area) in Peterborough. Declared on October 26 and lifted on December 12

The health unit has reported 216 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared.

The health unit reports that 402,489 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since the pandemic was declared. 39,606 booster doses have been administered in the past six months. Twenty-eight percent of eligible residents have received a booster dose in the past six months (up one percent since December 7).

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Vaccination rates:

  • All inhabitants: 85 percent have a dose; 82 percent have two cans
  • Adults (over 70): 100 percent have the first and second dose
  • Adults (ages 18-69): 89 percent have a dose; 87 percent have two doses

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  • Adults (from 18 years): 92 percent have a dose; 90 percent have two cans
  • Youth (ages 12-17): 80 percent have a dose; 75 percent have two doses
  • Children (5-11 years): 48 percent have a dose; 37 percent have two doses
  • Children (under 5): Eight percent have a dose; three percent have two cans

The Health Department houses vaccination clinics at Peterborough Square at 340 George St. N. (Units 36 and 37). Two hours of free parking is available for customers. No walk-ins – all appointments must be booked online or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

Visit the health department’s website for a vaccination schedule or visit a participating pharmacy.

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