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COVID-19: Peterborough risk index remains moderate; 9 new hospitalizations; no active outbreaks

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Peterborough Public Health‘s risk index for COVID-19 remains at the moderate level for the third week in a row with no new deaths but nine new hospitalizations, according to data released on Wednesday afternoon.

In its weekly update, the health unit’s community risk index for COVID-19 is still at “moderate” risk since the Jan. 18 update.

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Case rate and hospitalizations, rapid antigen test count and wastewater surveillance all remain at the moderate level. Deaths declined from low on Jan. 18 to very low while the PCR test percent positivity remains unchanged at high level.

COVID-19 risk index for Jan. 25, 2023. Peterborough Public Health

Other viral respiratory indicators include respiratory emergency department visits which remains at low; respiratory hospital admissions remain at moderate;  influenza test per cent positivity drops from moderate to very low while respiratory outbreaks jumps from moderate to high risk.

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Other data reported by the health unit’s weekly COVID-19 tracker site for the jurisdiction of Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation:

Deaths: 134 since the pandemic was declared in 2020 — unchanged since the Jan. 18 update. There were 103 COVID-related deaths reported in 2022.

New PCR-confirmed cases: 44 since the Jan. 18 update.

Active PCR lab-confirmed cases: 325 — up from 315 reported on Jan. 18. The province and health unit note the number of active cases being reported is an “underestimation” due to changes to PCR testing availability effective Dec. 31, 2021.

Hospitalizations: 547 cumulative hospitalized cases since the pandemic began — nine more since the Jan. 18 update. The Peterborough Regional Health Centre as of Tuesday reported seven COVID-19 inpatients (most recent data as of 4:25 p.m. Wednesday).

A record of 53 inpatients was reported on Oct. 18, 2022. There have been 57 cases in an intensive care unit since the pandemic was declared — unchanged since the Jan. 18 update.

Cumulative lab-confirmed cases: 10,672 since the pandemic began.

Resolved cases: The 10,213 cumulative resolved cases make up approximately 95.6 per cent of all lab-confirmed cases since the pandemic was declared.

Outbreaks

The health unit only reports “high-risk” outbreaks. There were no new outbreaks declared over the past week.

There are no active outbreaks after the lone active outbreak at  Pleasant Meadow Manor long-term care in Norwood, declared Jan. 1, was lifted on Jan. 25.

The health unit has reported 219 outbreaks since the pandemic was declared.

Vaccination

The health unit reports that 407,901 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered since the pandemic was declared — 760 more doses since the Jan. 18 update.

Twenty-eight per cent of eligible residents have received a booster dose in the last six months — down one per cent since the previous update.

Vaccination rates:

  • All residents: 85 per cent have one dose; 82 per cent have two doses.
  • Adults (age 70+): 100 per cent have first and second doses.
  • Adults (age 18-69): 89 per cent have one dose; 87 per cent have two doses.

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  • Adults (age 18+): 92 per cent have one dose; 90 per cent have two doses.
  • Youth (age 12-17): 80 per cent have one dose; 75 per cent have two doses.
  • Children (age 5-11): 48 per cent have one dose; 37 per cent have two doses.
  • Children (under 5): Nine per cent have one dose; four per cent have two doses.

The health unit is hosting vaccination clinics at Peterborough Square at 340 George St. N. (units 36 and 37). Free two-hour parking will be available for clients. No walk-ins — all appointments must be booked online or by calling 1-833-943-3900.

Visit the health unit’s website for an immunization schedule or visit a participating pharmacy.

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