COVID-19 cases back on the rise in Durham; Oshawa and Ajax new hotspots

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Published March 3, 2022 at 4:24 pm

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COVID-19 cases in Durham Region are spiking in the wrong direction after public health measures were eased this week, with 121 new cases reported Wednesday.

There were 90 reported Tuesday and just 66 new cases on Monday. The active case count is also on the rise to 503, from 456 Tuesday.

There were no new deaths reported.

The biggest spike was in Oshawa and Ajax, which went from 14 Tuesday to 30 and 25, respectively, yesterday. Clarington reported 24 new cases and Whitby dropped to 15 from 26.

Hospitalization numbers remained stable at 29 with two people in ICU. Outbreaks at long-term care and retirement homes are down to three, with 13 people affected. Ten are from an outbreak at Abbeylawn in Pickering which has lingered for a month. Twelve cases have been resolved and one resident remains in hospital.

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