Durham breaks 1,000 active COVID-19 case barrier; Oshawa reports 42 new cases


Published December 21, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Active case counts of the COVID-19 virus smashed the 1,000 barrier yesterday in Durham Region, with 1,037 cases now active. All but three people are home self-isolating.

Oshawa is the new daily leader with 42 new cases reported Monday. Whitby (29), Clarington (24), Ajax (18) and Pickering (17) also reported high numbers of positive tests. No deaths have been reported and there are three residents in ICU.

School and day care outbreaks is now at 18, with 23 students affected and five schools closed. Workplace outbreaks remain steady at 10, including three retail stores, three fitness centres and one each in agriculture, corporate and food & beverage.

One resident at Chartwell Wynfield LTCH in Oshawa is self-isolating.

The percentage of Durham residents 12 and up who are fully vaccinated is 85.1 while 36.1 per cent of children 5-11 – who only received the green light for the vaccine less than a month ago – have now received their first dose.

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