21 of 36 new Durham covid cases are of variants

Durham Health yesterday posted 36 new Covid-19 cases for March 5, taking the region’s tally to 12,063 since the count began on February 29.

Of these, there were 21 new variant cases.

No new covid death was added. March death toll remains at 3, February’s at 11. There were 45 deaths in January, 53 in December and 5 in November. Durham’s overall death toll stands at 300 with 217 of them occurring in LTCs.

There were:

  • 4 new cases in Pickering
  • 18 in Ajax
  • 6 in Whitby
  • 5 in Oshawa
  • 3 in Clarington

Recoveries stand at 11,519 (11,485), up by 34. There are 244 active covid cases.

Nineteen cases are hospitalized with eight in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 225 people in home isolation.

Durham Health reported the highest number of cases so far at 3,482 in Ajax.

Death Toll: Total – 300              LTC – 217

Of the 99 reported deaths in Pickering, 86 were in LTC
Of the 51 reported deaths in Ajax, 33 were in LTC
Forty-five deaths were reported in Whitby, 30 in LTC
Of the 50 reported deaths in Oshawa, 34 were in LTC
Fifteen deaths were reported in Clarington [none in LTC]
24 deaths were reported in Uxbridge, 20 in LTC
Sixteen deaths have been reported in Scugog, 14 in LTC
No deaths have been reported in Brock

Note: The data were extracted from the integrated Public Health Information System in the afternoon yesterday.

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