COVID-19 outbreak declared at Millbrook-South Cavan Public School; 13 new cases in Peterborough, including 1 new hospitalized case
A new outbreak of COVID-19 was declared Tuesday at Millbrook-South Cavan Public School in Millbrook, where there have been four active cases, as cases in local schools continue to grow.
A total of thirteen new cases were reported by Peterborough Public Health on Tuesday while six cases were resolved. There are now 49 active cases, up from 45 on Monday.
Westmount Public School also has three cases, Adam Scott Middle School and RF Downey Public School have two each, while Thomas A. Stewart High School and Queen Elizabeth Public School each have one. , the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board reported.
St. Catherine School has four cases, Holy Cross High School and St. Dominic School in Lindsay each have two cases while St. Paul School in Peterborough, St. Paul School in Norwood and the St. Paul School in Lakefield.
Active outbreaks continue at Holy Cross High School and Rhema Christian School due to suspected school spread, but all schools remain open except Rhema who has been temporarily moved to the online learning. Cases are isolated at home until they are cleared to return by the health unit and their close contacts are monitored by the health unit.
The Peterborough campus of Trent University had an active case on Tuesday.
A new hospitalized case was also reported by the health unit on Tuesday. The Peterborough Regional Health Center had three patients admitted with the virus on Monday.
The health unit is now monitoring 415 people considered to be at high risk due to close contact with a confirmed case, up from 392 on Monday.
The jurisdiction of the City and County of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation has now had 2,068 cumulative cases since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 with 1,994 resolved cases and 25 previous deaths (the most recent death was earlier this month, a woman in her 90s who was vaccinated). There have now been 1,204 cases identified as variants of concern.
Vaccination clinics continue
The COVID-19 Walk-in Vaccination Clinic at the Healthy Planet Arena on Monaghan Road has a clinic for people 12 years and older on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and also has pediatric dose clinics for children from 5 to 11 years old from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.
A clinic for urban Indigenous people aged 18 and over will be held at the Healthy Planet Arena on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while there will be a clinic for urban Indigenous children aged 5 to 11 aged 9. noon at noon on December 14 at the healthy planet arena.
Pediatric clinics for children ages 5 to 11 will be held Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Apsley Central Public School at 238 Burleigh St. in Apsley on December 17 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. Martin in Ennismore and December 20 from 9 a.m. at 3 p.m. at Millbrook-South Cavan Public School at 47 Tupper Street in Millbrook. School clinics take place outside of school opening hours.
Rural clinics for people 12 and older will be held Thursday in Woodview at Wilson Park Community Center at 66 Northey’s Bay Rd. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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