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North Durham communities see positive COVID-19 numbers

DAN CEARNS, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, for The Standard

NORTH DURHAM: A number of local communities received some positive news recently, from the Durham Region Health department, about the status of their COVID-19 cases. As of Monday, July 13th, both Scugog and Brock Townships currently have no active cases. 20 cases in Scugog and 10 cases in Brock have all been resolved. Meanwhile, Uxbridge has only one case currently listed in isolation. Uxbridge has seen a total of 105 cases of COVID-19. 21 people in Uxbridge have died from the virus and 83 cases have been resolved. Region wide, Durham Region has had a total of 1,753 cases of COVID-19, with 49 people currently in isolation. 181 Durham Region residents have died from COVID-19, but 1,523 cases have been resolved.

P.S. – Note from the Editor: This bodes well for us all, and as we are in this together, let’s not drop the ball now, let’s keep up the diligence and good work. Thank you to all health worker warriors and to those putting constructive regulations in place to direct us in how to respond in this situation. Some may argue it’s a matter of rights, really meaning their preference, as usual. I would argue it’s a matter of right to life. I am one of those who fall into four of the four risk assessed categories, age, lung problems, compromised immune system, and diabetes, and due to your determination to get the information out I have been kept protected during this Covid 19 pandemic. I believe it has saved my life. My deepest respect and gratefulness goes out to you in my daily prayers for your protection and everyone else’s also.

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