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COVID-19 situation continues to progress in Durham, Kawartha Lakes


DAN CEARNS, Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

NORTH DURHAM/KAWARTHA: The Durham Region Health Department and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) continue to monitor the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Durham Region and Kawartha Lakes. As of press time, Scugog Township has 11 confirmed cases, with three people in home isolation, one in a hospital, and seven cases resolved. Uxbridge has seen 39 cases, with 19 people in home isolation, three in a hospital, 12 resolved and five deaths. Overall, Durham Region has 1,167 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 219 of them in home isolation, 42 people sent to hospital, 149 deaths and 757 resolved cases. Meanwhile, in Kawartha Lakes, there have been 32 deaths attributed to COVID-19, 108 cases have resolved and 9 people are in hospital. However, outbreak information has changed in Kawartha Lakes. Lab testing error led to outbreaks being lifted at Adelaide Place Retirement Community and Case Manor in Bobcaygeon. But COVID-19 outbreaks have been declared at Maplewood Nursing Home in Brighton and Caressant Care Lindsay. “We are working with public health and doing everything we can to minimize the risk to our residents and staff. Having the additional testing done is allowing us to identify individuals who have the virus to ensure we put measures in place to help stop the spread to others within our facility,” read a statement from Caressant Care’s communications and marketing manager Stuart Oakley.

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