COVID cases continue to fall in Durham; Whitby’s 19 new cases highest in region

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Published February 18, 2022 at 4:23 pm

A jump in infections at 11 institutional outbreaks in Durham is the only area of concern from Thursday’s COVID-19 numbers, which saw Wednesday’s spike in new cases settle down to just 65 yesterday and the number of active cases return to its free-falling ways.

The active case count in Durham now stands at 556, the lowest in months.

There are three outbreaks at long-term care homes and hospitals that are of some concern: nine people have tested positive at Abbey lawn Manor in Pickering, five at Lakeridge Health Ajax and ten at three different departments at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville, with the largest affecting seven people.

Whitby reported the highest number of new cases in Durham with 19, followed by Pickering with 14. Oshawa’s 11 new cases are the fewest in recent memory.

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