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17 new cases of COVID-19 in Peterborough; new outbreak declared; active cases increase to 121 – fr

fr24news– Seventeen new cases of COVID-19 as well as a new outbreak of COVID-19 at an unnamed daycare in the city were reported by Peterborough Public Health on Wednesday.

Three cases were also resolved while a case from the previous day was added to the tally, resulting in 121 active cases in the city and county of Peterborough, Curve Lake and Hiawatha First Nations, up from 106 on Tuesday. .

Outbreaks also continue at two unnamed workplaces in Peterborough County, Helping Hands Daycare in Millbrook and an anonymous collective housing center in Peterborough.

The Peterborough Regional Health Center said it has received two more intensive care patients from hospitals in the eastern GTA that have reached capacity.

The PRHC welcomed eight patients with COVID-19 on Wednesday.

The jurisdiction has now had 1,423 cumulative cases with 1,284 resolved and 18 previous deaths. The number of cases identified as variants rose to 605, from 593 on Tuesday.

The health unit is monitoring 373 people considered to be at high risk due to close contact with a confirmed case, up from 360 on Tuesday.

Trent University has an active employee case.

An employee at the Fairhaven long-term care home has also tested positive, but no outbreaks have been reported.

People 18 and older can book appointments for COVID-19 at mass vaccination clinics online 24 hours a day at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine

To book by phone, dial 1-833-943-3900, but only for those who are eligible.

More than 51,600 residents, or 34.9%, have been tested at least once for the virus.

A screening clinic will be held Saturday at St. Peter’s High School at 730 Medical Dr. for students, their families, teachers and staff from all Catholic schools in the city and county of Peterborough. It is without an appointment, no reservation required, and will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

COVID-19 testing continues at the Peterborough Regional Health Center and Northcrest Arena, both by appointment only. To reserve a spot, visit prhc.on.ca or peterboroughpublichealth.ca.

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Tests performed by Peterborough Public Health staff can also be arranged at home by calling 705-743-1000.

Some people can be tested at the Shoppers Drug Mart on High Street and Lansdowne Street by appointment. Call 705-748-6141 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.

This is specifically for people who meet certain criteria: asymptomatic students, teachers and staff in schools and daycares; Long-term care home residents or workers; Visitors to a long-term care home; Residents or workers of homeless shelters; International students who have passed their 14 day quarantine period; Farmers; Self-identified indigenous people.

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