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Cases starting to slow, but new deaths reported

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: Most local communities in North Durham and Kawartha Lakes have seen a small drop in the number of active COVID-19 cases, since last week.

As of press time, according to the Durham Regional Health Department, Scugog has 39 active cases, with 36 people listed in home isolation and three people in a hospital. However, Scugog recently had another COVID-19 death, bringing the total death toll in the municipality to 17. Scugog has also had 257 resolved cases.

Brock Township recently had their first two COVID-19 related deaths since the start of the pandemic.

“As Mayor for the Township of Brock, I deeply regret having to inform the public that two Brock residents, who were hospitalized due to COVID-19, have since succumbed to the virus. On behalf of the residents of the Township of Brock, I offer our heartfelt condolences to those families who have lost their loved ones to this devastating virus. For the longest time, the Township of Brock has seen very low numbers of COVID-19 infections, however in recent weeks; the numbers have climbed as they have across the Province,” read a statement from Mayor John Grant.

Brock Township currently has 26 cases in home isolation and has had 86 resolved cases.

Uxbridge currently has the highest number of active cases in North Durham, with 44 people in home isolation. Since the start of the pandemic, Uxbridge has had 24 deaths and 311 resolved cases.

Meanwhile, the Haliburton, Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit reports Kawartha Lakes has 39 unresolved cases, 622 resolved cases and 56 deaths. olved cases and 56 deaths.

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