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COVID-19: HKPR reports no new deaths or hospitalizations; active cases decline

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WATCH: Speaking at a Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) briefing in Ottawa on Friday, chief officer of health Theresa Tam discussed the projected increase of the XBB.1.5 COVID-19 variant to seven per cent by mid-January, up from 2.5 per cent of new COVID-19 infections in the week of Dec. 25, 2022 to Jan. 2, 2023 – Jan 20, 2023

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports no new COVID-19 deaths or hospitalizations and 69 new lab-confirmed cases over the past week.

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The health unit’s COVID-19 dashboard as of Tuesday reported the following data covering Jan. 15 to Jan. 21 for the health unit’s jurisdiction of the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County and Haliburton County:

(Note: The health unit says there may be “reporting lags” on deaths, hospitalizations and ICU admissions that may not be included at the time of the dashboard publishing.)

Active lab-confirmed cases: 75 — down from 85 reported on Jan. 17 and 95 on Jan. 10. Among the 75 active lab-confirmed cases,  51 are in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 22 are in Northumberland County and two are in Haliburton County. 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: 158 lab-confirmed deaths since the pandemic was declared — unchanged since the Jan. 17 update. Since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 94 deaths reported in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 10 in Haliburton County and 53 in Northumberland County.

Hospitalized cases: There have been no new hospitalizations and one new intensive care admission since the Jan. 17 update. There were 257 hospitalized cases in 2022 and a total of 460 since the pandemic was declared in 2020. There were 40 ICU admissions in 2022. Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reported six inpatients with COVID-19 around noontime Tuesday. COVID-19 was identified as the primary cause of admission for two patients.

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Cumulative cases: 240 so far in 2023. There were 7,804 lab-confirmed cases in 2022 and 12,359 total cases since the pandemic was first declared. The City of Kawartha Lakes leads 2023 totals with 141 lab-confirmed cases. In Northumberland County, Cobourg and Trent Hills leads municipalities with 22 lab-confirmed cases in 2023.

Vaccination: The health unit continues to host vaccine clinics across its jurisdiction. Visit the health unit’s website for an active list. To book an appointment, call 1-833-943-3900 or book online.

Outbreaks

The health unit reports outbreaks only in “high-risk settings.” New outbreaks over the past week:

  • Legion Village Supported Independent Living in Cobourg: Declared Jan. 17

Other active outbreaks:

  • Island Park Retirement Living in Campbellford: Declared Jan. 13.
  • Lakeland Village retirement home in Lindsay: Declared Jan. 3
  • Fenelon Court long-term care (Balsam Unit): Declared Dec. 30, 2022.

Outbreaks recently declared over:

  • William Place retirement home in Lindsay: Declared Jan. 9 and lifted on Jan. 20.

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