DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: Local communities have seen COVID-19 case numbers rise in recent weeks.


As of press time, the Durham Region Health department is reporting Scugog has the highest number of active cases, of the North Durham municipalities, with 20 active cases. These include 18 people in home isolation and two people hospitalized. Scugog has also had 47 resolved cases.


Uxbridge currently has 16 active cases, with 11 people listed in home isolation and five people in a hospital. Uxbridge has had 21 deaths and 132 resolved cases.


Brock Township has eight active cases, seven of which are in home isolation and one person is listed in a hospital. Brock has had 30 resolved cases.

Meanwhile, seven new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kawartha Lakes by the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) on Monday, January 4th. This brings the total number of active unresolved cases to 31 in the City of Kawartha Lakes. The municipality has also had 222 resolved cases and 32 deaths.