Durham Covid Update: January count overshoots December

Durham Health yesterday posted 957 new Covid-19 cases for January 12, taking the region’s tally to 44,047 since the count began on February 29, 2020.

At the end of December this year, the total case count had stood at 35,663. December 2021 saw 7,494 new cases, while so far in January, new case count has hit 8,384.

Durham’s overall death toll stands at 395, with 228 of them occurring in LTCs (long term care facilities).

Recoveries stand at 34,714. However, there are 8,938 active covid cases. Hospitalizations and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were not available. A total of 8,929 people are in home isolation.

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

Covid Deaths: 395

Of the 119 reported deaths in Pickering, 87 were in LTC
Of the 69 reported deaths in Ajax, 33 were in LTC
Of the 63 reported deaths in Whitby, 31 in LTC
Of the 74 reported deaths in Oshawa, 43 were in LTC
23 deaths were reported in Clarington [none in LTC]
26 deaths were reported in Uxbridge, 20 in LTC
17 deaths have been reported in Scugog, 14 in LTC
4 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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