One new COVID death in Clarington but most other signs pointing in positive direction

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Published February 10, 2022 at 2:55 pm

New COVID-19 cases were up slightly Wednesday but most other viral numbers continue to fall in Durham Region as fingers are being crossed across the province that we may be finally climbing out of this pandemic.

New case totals rose from 111 to 127 yesterday, but hospital numbers are down to 75 (from 78), with seven in ICU (from eight) and just 25 people ‘under investigation’ for the virus.

There are no workplace or school outbreaks to report and outbreaks in long-term care homes and retirement residences – where our most vulnerable live – have dropped to 16 (from 17), with the number of people affected falling from 34 to 24. There are no major outbreaks at any of the institutions.

And the active case count fell to 800, the first time that number has been under 1,000 since the fall.

The was one late reporting death attributed to Tuesday in Clarington, the seventh death in seven days in Durham and the 433rd since the pandemic began.

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