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Four new COVID-19 cases, 22 active

DEC 31 – 2020 comes to an end with four new COVID-19 cases for Hastings Prince Edward – three in Quinte West and one in Belleville.

Prince Edward County’s current status is zero cases, but the four-case outbreak from Dec. 21 at Wellington Legion is not yet marked resolved. Quinte West and Belleville have 10 cases, Deseronto and North Hastings each have one. The rate per 100,000 population in HPE is at 11.9.

There have been 281 cases recorded this year, with 254 recoveries, and five deaths (in the spring).

In 2020, the County had 27 cases; Quinte West had 85, Belleville 134, Deseronto eight, Tyendinaga had one; Centre Hastings 10 and North Hastings had 16.

 

DEC. 30 – Four new cases were reported Wednesday but with seven recoveries, the active cases drop to 19 in Hastings Prince Edward counties.

There were two new cases in Quinte West, one in Belleville and one in North Hastings.

There are currently eight cases in Quinte West, nine in Belleville, one in Deseronto and one in North Hastings.

The Prince Edward County cases are listed at zero, but the Dec. 21 outbreak at Wellington Legion with four cases, has not been declared over.

DEC. 29 – Eight new cases and four recoveries bring the Hastings Prince Edward region COVID-19 tally to 22 active.

The new cases include four in Belleville and four in Quinte West. There are still four cases listed for the Wellington Legion outbreak though the count for Prince Edward is now listed at two. There are seven cases in Quinte West, 11 in Belleville and two in Deseronto.

Click here to see the HPEPH dashboard.

DEC. 28: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is reporting one new COVID-19 case, in Belleville, and three recoveries.

Three people are in hospital. There are now eight cases in Belleville, four in Prince Edward County and Quinte West, and two in Deseronto.

DEC 27: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports five new COVID-19 cases Sunday – four in Belleville and one in Quinte West. Three people are in hospital. Four recoveries were noted.

There are now 21 active cases. The outbreak at Wellington Legion is not yet over but remains at the initial four people affected.

The HPEPH dashboard indicates the four cases in the County, five in Quinte West, nine in Belleville, two in Deseronto and one in Central Hastings.

The seven-day case rate per 100,000 population is now 8.3, which would put the region in the green zone, if the province had not just begun a full lockdown for 28 days on Dec. 26.

 

DEC 24: Hastings Prince Edward Health reported two new cases Christmas Eve and seven recoveries for a case total drop to 20.

The two new cases are in Prince Edward County and Belleville. There are now five cases in the County, six in Belleville and six in Quinte West, two in Tyendinaga/Deseronto and one in Centre Hastings.

DEC. 23: Two new COVID-19 cases were reported Wednesday, and seven recoveries, dropping the active cases to 25.

There are eight cases in Prince Edward County, nine in Quinte West, five in Belleville, two in Tyendinaga/Deseronto and one in Centre Hastings. Three people are in hospital, one person is in ICU. No one is on a ventilator.

One outbreak remains – that at the Wellington Legion from Dec. 21 with four cases. The average cases per 100,000 population has dropped to 14.2.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health states it will continue priority services throughout the holidays – including case management, contact tracing and emergency services to ensure positive cases are isolated and high-risk contacts notified.

As the provincial lockdown begins Dec. 26, all other services are cancelled with the exception of appointments, self-service of water-bottle testing kits and nicotine replacement, harm reduction and birth control supplies.

DEC 22: Prince Edward County now has nine active COVID-19 cases, four of which are related to the outbreak at the Wellington Legion.

There were three new cases posted by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Tuesday, Dec. 22 – two in PEC and one in Quinte West. There are three people in hospital, one in ICU.

Eight COVID-19 cases in PEC

DEC 21: Two new COVID-19 cases were reported Monday, Dec. 21 by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

There are now 30 active cases in the region, with two hospitalizations. There are eight cases in Prince Edward County, 11 in Quinte West, six in Belleville, three in Centre Hastings and two in Tyendinaga/Deseronto.

With COVID-19 case increases raging across the province, and incidences of a new strain of the disease, a 28-day province-wide shut-down will begin Saturday, Dec. 26 in the southern portions of the province (south of Sudbury) and 14 days in the northern parts.

DEC. 20: Prince Edward County’s COVID-19 case load has gone up one, to eight Sunday, Dec. 20. There were five new cases reported by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. There are 11 cases in Quinte West, six in Belleville, three in Centre Hastings and two in Tyendinaga/Deseronto.

The HPEPH dashboard shows two people are in hospital. Neither is in ICU. The seven day case rate per 100,000 population is 16.

DEC. 19: Seven new COVID-19 cases were recorded Saturday by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

With the announcement of two cases at the Wellington Legion, Prince Edward County’s case load moves to seven.

There are 13 cases in Quinte West, 10 in Belleville, and three are in Tyendinaga/Deseronto and one in Centre Hastings.

 

DEC 18: The Hastings Prince Edward region COVID-19 case count has dropped to 35 Friday with public health reporting three new active cases, and 13 recoveries.

The figure puts the region back into numbers reflective of the ‘yellow’ zone.

There are now 14 cases in Quinte West, 12 in Belleville, five in Prince Edward County, three in Tyendinaga/Deseronto and one in Centre Hastings. Three people are in hospital, one in ICU.

DEC 17: There are now five cases of COVID-19 in Prince Edward County. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reported two new cases in the region Thursday – one in the County and one in Belleville and both transmitted by close contact.

There are 45 active cases total including 15 cases in Quinte West and 20 in Belleville; four in Tyendinaga/Deseronto and one in Centre Hastings.

DEC. 16 – There was just one new COVID-19 case in Centre Hastings, reported Wednesday by Hastings Prince Edward Heath, and six recoveries, dropping the case load to 49, but moving total cases since March to 233. The seven-day case rate per 100,000 population also drops to 26.7.

There are still four cases in Prince Edward County.

Meanwhile, with record-breaking cases throughout Ontario, the province’s hospitals have been told to prepare to implement surge capacity plans within two days, if needed.

The province, said Ontario Health CEO Matthew Anderson, said the province has hit a “critical phase” in the pandemic with widespread community transmission.

10 case COVID-19 spike reported Tuesday

DEC 15: The region has returned to another double-digit increase as Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports 10 new cases Tuesday – bringing the total to 54 active cases.

Five are attributed to close contact, one to local transmission and three are pending. The seven-day cases per 100,000 population has risen to 32.6 – an orange zone number though the region remains yellow.

There are 24 cases in Belleville, 22 in Quinte West and four in Prince Edward County and Tyendinga/Deseronto.

DEC. 14: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has reported one new coronavirus case Monday, Dec. 14.

There are 48 active cases – 22 in Quinte West, 20 in Belleville, three in Prince Edward County, two in Tyendinaga/Deseronto and one in Centre Hastings. The seven-day case rate per 100,000 population is 29.7

DEC 13: Seven new coronavirus cases were posted Sunday, Dec. 13 by Hastings Prince Edward Health. Of those there are five in Quinte West, one in Belleville and one in Prince Edward County.

Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) has confirmed a COVID-19 case at the McDonald’s at 18 Monogram Place in Trenton.

HPEPH has confirmed the case worked 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday, Dec. 7 through Friday, Dec. 11.

“While the risk of transmission to customers is relatively low, anyone who was served at the Monogram Place McDonald’s in Trenton on December 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11 is encouraged to monitor for symptoms of COVID-19,” said Oglaza. “Staff who worked at the facility but are not identified as high-risk contacts are instructed to monitor for symptoms as well. These individuals are not required to isolate unless they are otherwise instructed to do so by HPEPH. Any individuals who develop symptoms are advised to book an appointment at an assessment centre and get tested.”

McDonald’s Trenton management closed the restaurant for a thorough cleaning and sanitization by a certified third party and is advising staff with potential workplace exposure to the positive case to remain at home until HPEPH completes the case investigation and contact tracing process.

HPEPH will identify all high-risk contacts to get test and self-isolate for 14 days.

The seven-day case rate per 100,000 population hit 29.9 which falls in the next zone of orange which tightens restrictions.

There are now 54 active cases in the region, 222 since the pandemic began, and 163 recoveries.

Four new cases; two active in PEC

DEC 12: Four new cases of coronavirus were recorded on the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health dashboard today – one in Prince Edward County, two in Belleville and one in Quinte West.

There are currently two active cases in the County, Deseronto/Tyendina and Central Hastings. There are 24 in Belleville and 20 in Quinte West.

Three workplace outbreaks remain – in Belleville and Quinte West, affecting 14 people.

A dozen new cases but region stays in ‘yellow’ zone

DEC. 11 – Despite record number of COVID-19 cases posted Friday, the Hastings Prince Edward region remains in the “yellow” zone, for now.

There were 12 cases posted to the Hastings Prince Edward Public Health dashboard Friday. Two workplace outbreaks have been declared over – the Procter and Gamble outbreak from Nov. 27 and an outbreak declared in Quinte West Nov. 12.

Three workplace outbreaks, two in Belleville and one at Walmart in Quinte West remain with a total of 14 cases.

The region’s seven-day cases per 100,000 population is now at 26.7 for a total since March of 211 cases.

There are 25 cases in Belleville, 20 in Quinte West and three cases in Prince Edward County and Centre Hastings and two in Tyendinaga/Deseronto.

 

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  1. Susan says:

    I have to agree. There is no way that Public Health knows if a 5 minute visitor from the red zone did not infect locals.

  2. Mark says:

    If someone drives from Toronto to pick up their daughter staying at an STA booked prior to Dec 26th, stops quickly at a grocery store and spreads Covid, how does Public Health determine it was not visitor spread?

  3. Chuck says:

    Public Health have no way to determine if cases were introduced by visitors or not. A visitor here could stop for 5 minutes and spread the virus before heading on their way.

  4. Gary Mooney says:

    Medical Officer of Health Dr. P. Oglaza has stated that there is no evidence that any case of Covid-19 in Hastings-Prince has been caused by a visitor.

  5. Fred says:

    Why do we see 2 parents and 2 young children entering grocery stores to shop? It’s like an outing. I hope the stores return to the rule of one person per household.

  6. Chuck says:

    We do not know if cases here are caused by visitors or not. You could be infected by a visitor in the grocery store, they return home and our health department call it local transmission.

  7. Mark says:

    I think the point being made here is why is PEC a landing point for visitors when non esssential travel is not reccommended by Public Health. The message is stay home. That is a reasonable request during a global pandemic.

  8. LB says:

    To my knowledge, I don’t believe any tourists, from aways or people from Toronto or Quebec have contributed one case of Covid to the County. I think the people who live full time in the County are responsible for most of the cases so far, either from travel abroad or local contacts. I’m just pointing this out to suggest the “stay home” messaging needs to be more inclusive. No point in dodging out of town plates in the parking lot only to contract Covid from your neighbours. That would be “dispiriting”.

  9. Michelle says:

    Understood. But why travel here? Tourists lined up at a main street eatery for takeout. Makes you feel like they just don’t care while we work hard to keep our community safe.

  10. Gary says:

    Whatever, it is wrong and sets a poor example for PEC residents doing their best to stay at home and fight this pandemic.

  11. Bruce Nicholson says:

    STA’s are not “shutdown” unfortunately. They are just not allowed to accept new bookings after December 26th.

  12. Kevin says:

    My guess is that they are staying at STAs. The rules didn’t seem to stop STAs from operating in the spring.

  13. Susan says:

    The Picton LCBO had many Quebec customers today. The request to avoid travel is not working. With STA’s shutdown, one wonders where they are staying.

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