Busy weekend for COVID-19 virus – especially in Oshawa – but numbers (may be) on way down

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Published November 29, 2021 at 3:34 pm

Hopefully it isn’t the lull before the storm but COVID-19 cases in Durham, which have been climbing all week, peaked at 40 on Friday before dropping to 33 on Saturday and 21 on Sunday.

Oshawa (13) and Ajax (12) dominated the new case headlines Friday while Whitby (14) and Oshawa (10) reported the highest number Saturday. Oshawa (6) and Clarington (5) had the most new cases yesterday.

The hospital count has risen to six and there is one Oshawa resident in ICU, the first COVID patient to be sent to an intensive care unit in weeks. The active case total for Durham Region is now at 218.

One piece of good news is there are no longer any outbreaks at long term care homes in the Region. Workplace outbreaks remains at three and there are still 13 outbreaks at Durham schools and day cares, with two schools now closed.

Enniskillen Public School in Clarington has 10 students home isolating (with 12 resolved), while EEC Corpus Christi in Oshawa, which closed to in-class learning today – now has eight children who have tested positive for the virus.

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