Covid Update: 259 cases, 2,526 vaccinations

Durham Health yesterday posted 259 new Covid-19 cases for April 8, taking the region’s tally to 15,726 since the count began on February 29 2020.

Variants cases stood at 2,645 (2,470), up by 175. Durham’s overall death toll stands at 309, with 217 of them occurring in LTCs.

Recoveries stand at 13,950 (13,785), up by 165. There are 1,467 active covid cases.

Sixty-seven cases are hospitalized with 29 in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 1,400 people in home isolation.

Durham Health reported the highest number of cases so far in Ajax.

There were:

  •  70 cases in Pickering
  • 58 in Ajax
  • 33 in Whitby
  • 62 in Oshawa
  • 21 in Clarington
  • 7 in Uxbridge
  • 3 in Scugog
  • 4 in Brock

Death Toll: Total – 309              LTC – 217

Of the 99 reported deaths in Pickering, 86 were in LTC
Of the 52 reported deaths in Ajax, 33 were in LTC
Forty-eight deaths were reported in Whitby, 30 in LTC
Of the 53 reported deaths in Oshawa, 34 were in LTC
Seventeen 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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