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COVID-19: 1 new case for Peterborough area as active cases hold steady at 5

Peterborough Public Health reported one new case of COVID-19 and one more resolved case on Thursday afternoon.

In an update issued at 4:11 p.m., the health unit again reported five active cases of COVID-19, unchanged from Wednesday’s update.

Of the health unit’s 1,628 cumulative cases since the pandemic began, 1,601 are resolved — one more since Wednesday. The resolved cases make up approximately 98.3 per cent of all cases in the health unit’s jurisdiction of Peterborough, all municipalities within Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.

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The number of variant cases remains at 818 for the second day in a row. The health unit confirmed its first Delta variant case on June 19 and its first confirmed variant case on Feb. 23.

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Other data

Other data from the health unit on Thursday:

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Vaccinations

The health unit released its weekly vaccination rates on Wednesday which can be found here.

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Vaccination appointments can made via the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900, available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or any time online. Clinics are being run at the Evinrude Centre/Healthy Planet Arena and at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

First and second dose walk-in clinics are now being held daily at the Evinrude Centre/Healthy Planet Arena from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. or evenings Mondays to Thursdays 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

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A number of Peterborough and area pharmacies offer vaccinations to eligible recipients. Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies or visiting the Ontario government’s website.

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