Durham witnessing yo-yo trend in covid cases

Durham Health yesterday posted 61 new Covid-19 cases for February 19, taking the region’s tally to 11,553 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:

  • 14 new cases in Pickering
  • 13 in Ajax
  • 16 in Whitby
  • 12 in Oshawa
  • 3 in Clarington, and
  • 1 each in Uxbridge and Scugog

Recoveries stand at 10,982 (10,936), up by 46. There are 278 active covid cases.

Eighteen cases are hospitalized with 11 in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and 260 people in home isolation.

Durham Health reported the highest number of cases so far at 3,348 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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