Durham Region reports 36 new COVID-19 cases; 11 from Pickering

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Published December 7, 2021 at 3:12 pm

COVID-19 cases in Durham remained steady but still high Monday, with 36 new cases of the virus reported in Durham.

Pickering (11), Ajax (9) and Whitby (8) reported the most new cases, with Oshawa and Clarington reporting four each. The hospital count remained at three, with two still in ICU. There are now 255 active cases of the virus, which is on the rise.

School outbreaks are slowly being resolved, with nine outbreaks reported involving 23 children, including fourteen at EE Corpus Christi in Oshawa, which is still closed to in-class learning.

There are now five workplace outbreaks, including two retail outlets. Long term care centres are still, thankfully, COVID-free.

The percentage of fully vaccinated residents in Durham who are 12-and-over now stands at 84.7. Nearly a quarter of all children aged 5-11 in the region have now received their first dose of the vaccine.

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