Regional active COVID-19 cases climb to 198 with 13 new cases in Peterborough and 14 in Hastings Prince Edward

Provincial numbers and reports for Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton unavailable on Good Friday

COVID-19 lab test swabs. (Stock photo)

Here’s an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as in the greater Kawarthas region.

Today’s update is briefer than usual, as provincial data is unavailable on Good Friday. Friday’s data will be provided in Saturday’s report.

Two regional health units are supplying reports on Good Friday: Peterborough Public Health and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. Information from Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit will be provided on Saturday.

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In the greater Kawarthas region, there are 27 new cases to report, including 14 in Hastings Prince Edward and 13 in Peterborough.

An outbreak at an unidentified child care facility in Belleville was declared on April 1.

There are 11 new regional cases of presumed variants of concern in Hastings Prince Edward.

There is 1 new hospitalization in Peterborough and 1 new hospitalization and ICU admission in Hastings Prince Edward.

An additional 11 cases have been resolved, including 6 in Hastings Prince Edward and 5 in Peterborough.

There are currently 198 active cases in the greater Kawarthas region, an increase of 8 from yesterday, including 84 in Hastings Prince Edward (24 in Quinte West, 37 in Belleville, 7 in Tyendinaga & Deseronto, 5 in Prince Edward County, 10 in Central Hastings, and 1 in North Hastings), 63 in Peterborough, 26 in Kawartha Lakes, 24 in Northumberland, and 1 in Haliburton.

Since the pandemic began in the greater Kawarthas region, there have been 892 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (819 resolved with 10 deaths), 594 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (526 resolved with 55 deaths), 503 in Northumberland County (467 resolved with 12 deaths), 66 in Haliburton County (64 resolved with 1 death), and 543 in Hastings and Prince Edward counties (445 resolved with 6 deaths). The most recent death was reported in Peterborough on March 16.

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Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health’s service area is the City and County of Peterborough and the Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.

The health unit provides daily reports, including on weekends, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 892 (increase of 13)
Total variants of concern cases: 206 (no change)
Active cases: 63 (increase of 8)
Close contacts: 238 (increase of 18)
Deaths: 10 (no change)
Resolved: 819 (increase of 5)
Hospitalizations (total to date): 31 (increase of 1)*
Total tests completed: Over 46,800 (increase of 150)
Outbreaks: Gzowski College student residence at Trent University, Empress Gardens retirement home in Peterborough, Workplace #1 in City of Peterborough, Workplace #2 in City of Peterborough (no change)
Vaccine doses administered: 30,433 (last updated April 1)

*As of April 1, Peterborough Regional Health Centre is reporting fewer than 10 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (no change) and 25 patients transferred from other areas as a result of a provincial directive (increase of 1).

 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s service area is Hastings County (including Bancroft) and Prince Edward County.

The health unit provides daily reports, including on weekends, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 543 (increase of 14)
Confirmed variants of concern cases: 41 (increase of 11)
Active cases: 89 (increase of 5)
Deaths: 6 (no change)
Currently hospitalized: 2 (increase of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU: 2 (increase of 1)
Currently hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator (total to date): 0 (no change)
Resolved: 445 (increase of 6)
Tests completed: 109,915
Vaccine doses administered: 32,761 (increase of 1,522)
Number of people fully vaccinated: 1,935 (decrease of 2)
Outbreaks: Unidentified workplace in Trenton, Unidentified setting in Belleville, Unidentified child care facility in Belleville (increase of 1)*

*An outbreak at an unidentified child care facility in Belleville was declared on April 1.

 

For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.

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