Durham on covid yo-yo; cases drop after record

Following a record high of 83, Durham’s new cases dropped down to 31, bringing the Durham tally to 3,935 since the count began on February 29. Recoveries tally 3,359, up by 33.

There were 393 active covid cases in Durham as of yesterday.

  • Fourteen in Ajax,
  • Ten in Pickering,
  • Six in Clarington,
  • Five in Whitby,
  • One each in Oshawa and Uxbridge, and
  • Five cases are under investigation

Thirteen cases are hospitalized with one in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 380 people in home isolation.

Deaths so far total 183, of which 153 were in long term care homes (LTCH). The last covid-related death was announced on November 10; and previous to that, one death on October 15.

Durham Health reported the highest number of cases so far at 1,215 in Ajax, followed by 1,028 in Pickering and 659 in Oshawa.

Death Toll: No new death

Of the 89 reported deaths in Pickering, 86 were in LTCH
Of the 38 reported deaths in Ajax, 32 were in LTCH
Four deaths were reported in Whitby [none in LTCH]
Of the 23 reported deaths in Oshawa, 15 were in LTCH
Eight deaths were reported in Clarington [none in LTCH]
21 deaths were reported in Uxbridge, 20 in LTCH
No deaths have been reported in Scugog
No deaths have been reported in Brock

Note: The data were extracted from the integrated Public Health Information System at 1 pm yesterday.

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