Active covid cases drop to 261 in Durham

Durham Health yesterday posted 34 new Covid-19 cases for February 17, taking the region’s tally to 11,490 since the count began on February 29.

No new covid death was reported. There have been 7 covid deaths in February, 45 in January, 53 in December and 5 in November. Durham’s overall death toll stands at 293 with 216 of them occurring in LTCs.

There were:

  • 5 new cases in Pickering
  • 15 in Ajax
  • 1 in Whitby
  • 9 in Oshawa
  • 4 in Clarington, and
  • 1 in Brock

Recoveries stand at 10,936 (10,896), up by 40. There are 261 active covid cases.

Eighteen cases are hospitalized with 11 in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 243 people in home isolation.

Durham Health reported the highest number of cases so far at 3,335 in Ajax.

Death Toll: Total – 293              LTCH – 216

Of the 99 reported deaths in Pickering, 86 were in LTCH
Of the 49 reported deaths in Ajax, 33 were in LTCH
Forty-five deaths were reported in Whitby, 30 in LTCH
Of the 48 reported deaths in Oshawa, 34 were in LTCH
Thirteeen deaths were reported in Clarington [none in LTCH]
24 deaths were reported in Uxbridge, 20 in LTCH
Fifteen deaths have been reported in Scugog, 13 in LTCH
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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