COVID-19 outbreaks at Cobourg Collegiate Institute, Fenelon Court LTC; HKPR sees 55 weekend cases

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit reported 55 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, along with two new outbreaks and 30 new variant cases.

They included 21 cases on Saturday (15 in Northumberland County, six in the City of Kawartha Lakes) and another 34 since then, according to Monday’s update. The new cases Monday included 21 in Northumberland, 11 in the Kawarthas and two in Haliburton County.

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There are now 142 active cases of COVID-19 for the health unit, up from 111 reported on Friday.

The number of variant cases also continues to climb, now sitting at 148 — up from 118 on Friday. Northumberland County now has 102 variant cases, followed by 44 in the Kawarthas and two variant cases in Haliburton County.

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New outbreaks were also declared at Fenelon Court Long-term Care in Fenelon Falls on Sunday and at Cobourg Collegiate Institute late Friday. Case details were not provided for Fenelon Court, however, there are now up to 17 cases now reported at the Cobourg school, according to the Kawartha, Pine Ridge District School Board. The school was ordered to close last Tuesday as students shifted to online learning.

Other active outbreaks within the health unit’s jurisdiction:

Of the health unit’s 1,344 cases since the pandemic was declared in March 2020, there are now 1,147 deemed resolved (27 more since Friday) — approximately 85 per cent.

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Other case data for Monday:

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