COVID-19 numbers continue to fade away in Durham Region

Published June 21, 2023 at 4:34 pm

Slightly over three years and three months after the pandemic was declared we may finally be almost ready to say goodbye to a virus that has killed 552 people in Durham Region and nearly seven million people world-wide.

The numbers are down all across the board with just 27 new cases the week of June 11-17, down from 42 two weeks ago, and six people in the hospital (with one in intensive care), half what it was in the first week of June.

Outbreaks at hospitals, long term care homes and retirement centres is down to three (from four), the weekly incidence rate (per 100,000 population) fell to 3.7 from 5.7 and the per cent positivity rate dropped to 6.1 per cent from 9.7 per cent.

The most important number – deaths – remained zero.

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