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Public Health reports fewer high-risk setting COVID-19 cases

DEC. 20: The number of high-risk setting COVID-19 cases are down over the past week – now at 39 new and 49 active cases. Outbreaks are down to two, both in Belleville at a retirement and nursing home.

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports an increase in hospitalizations over the week, now a 7, from 4. Two people require intensive care.

COVID-19 vaccinations, outbreak management and emergency services will continue over the holiday period. Appointments are available at hpePublicHealth.ca/vaccine-booking. Additional options for vaccination are available at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine.

Individuals reporting non-medical emergencies or outbreaks, and health care providers reporting diseases of public health significance can receive after hours assistance by calling 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803 and following the prompts.

The HPEPH COVID-19 dashboard  and the respiratory infection dashboard will not be updated the week of Dec. 26 to 30. Updates will resume on Jan. 3.

DEC. 13: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health has recorded two more deaths related to COVID-19 – now 98 since the pandemic began. Cases in high-risk settings have dropped to 52 new, and 67 active. There are four people in hospital, none require intensive care. The four high-risk setting outbreaks are ongoing.

DEC. 6: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, in its weekly COVID-19 pandemic update,  is reporting an increase over last week in high-risk setting cases in the region.

Two deaths related to the virus were recorded and six people are in hospital related to the virus. HPEPH also reports 73 new and 78 active high-risk setting cases – up from 42 and 56 cases last week.

There is also one more outbreak, now at four high-risk setting cases – three in Belleville and one in a Quinte West long-term care or retirement facility.

To date, about 91 per cent of Hastings Prince Edward residents (ages 5-plus) have received their first COVID-19 vaccine; 84 per cent a second dose; 57 per cent with three doses and 70 per cent of residents over age 60 have received a fourth dose.

Several COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled in December. Book an appointment online  or call the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1.833.943.3900.

Clinics will be held at the Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Picton Main Street, Picton) on the following days:
Tuesday, Dec. 6: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 13: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 20: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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