COVID-19: HKPR reports new hospitalized case; active lab-confirmed cases continue decline

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The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported 37 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 and a new outbreak over the past 48 hours, according to data released Friday afternoon.

The health unit’s COVID-19 dashboard reported the following data for the health unit’s jurisdiction of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Haliburton County as of 1:35 p.m.:

Active lab-confirmed cases: 119 — down from 149 reported on May 11 and 154 reported on May 9. The 37 new cases include 16 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 19 in Northumberland County and two in Haliburton County. Among the 119 active cases, there are 59 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 53 in Northumberland County and seven in Haliburton County.

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The province and health unit note that due to restrictions in provincial testing, the number of active cases is an “underestimate” of actual community spread.

Deaths: 119 — unchanged since May 9 when three new deaths were reported. There have been 43 lab-confirmed deaths in the health unit’s jurisdiction in 2022 to date: 25 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 16 in Northumberland County and two in Haliburton County. There have been three deaths reported over the past 14 days.

From March 2020 to December 2021, there were 63 lab-confirmed deaths and 13 probable deaths reported. On March 11, 2022, four cases previously reported in the City of Kawartha Lakes were removed from the health unit’s database to align with changes in provincial reporting.

Hospitalized cases: 130 reported so far in 2022 — one new admission since May 11 — with 61 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 61 in Northumberland County (one more) and seven in Haliburton County. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported one patient as of noon Friday, down from two on May 11. COVID-19 was not identified as the primary cause of admission for the case.

Over the past 14 days, the health unit has reported six hospitalized cases, with one in an intensive care unit. The health unit notes there are “slight delays” in reporting case admittance, intensive care unit admission and hospital discharges.

Cumulative cases: 5,365 cases in 2022 and 9,139 total cases since the pandemic was first declared. Kawartha Lakes has led 2022 totals with 2,686 cases. In Northumberland County, Cobourg leads municipalities with 597 cases this year.

Vaccination: The latest vaccination data can be found in this article. Appointments for vaccinations can be booked via the provincial booking system or by calling 1-833-943-3900 (TTY for people who are deaf, hearing-impaired or speech-impaired: 1-866-797-0007). A list of dates and times is available on the health unit’s website.

The health unit only reports outbreaks at “high-risk settings.” No new outbreaks were reported since May 11.

Outbreaks deemed resolved:

  • Brown Residence Group Home in Kirkfield: Declared April 29 and lifted on May 12.

There are 13 active outbreaks as of early Friday afternoon:

  • Community Living Campbellford group home in Campbellford: Declared Wednesday, May 11.
  • Extendicare Port Hope: Declared May 8.
  • Caressant Care (McLaughlin) long-term care home in Lindsay: Declared May 5 in Unit 2.
  • Golden Plough Lodge (McMillan Garden unit) long-term care home in Cobourg: Declared May 4.
  • Victoria Manor (Victoria house) long-term care home in Lindsay: Declared May 2.
  • Island Park Retirement Residence in Campbellford: Declared May 2.
  • Palisade Gardens Retirement Home in Cobourg: Declared April 30.
  • Regency Retirement Community in Port Hope: Declared April 29.
  • Gardens of Haliburton retirement home in Haliburton: Declared April 27.
  • Central East Correctional Centre — facility-wide outbreak: Declared April 11. The province on May 11 reported 17 active cases among inmates.
  • Warkworth Institution in Warkworth: Declared April 14. As of May 11, the Correctional Service of Canada reported six active cases among federal inmates (most recent data).
  • William Place Retirement Residence in Lindsay: Declared April 15.
  • Burnbrae Gardens long-term care in Campbellford: Declared April 8.

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