Oshawa still leading COVID case count but numbers continue to plummet

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Published February 14, 2022 at 3:33 pm

COVID-19 cases in Durham Region are continuing to fall, with just 55 new cases reported in the region Sunday – the lowest in some time – and just 67 people in hospital with the virus, with seven in ICU.

There was one death added to last Thursday’s total, which makes two in the past week and 434 since the pandemic began.

There was a slight spike Friday with 108 new cases reported, but the numbers dropped to 88 on Saturday and just 55 Sunday. Oshawa reported 78 new cases since Friday – easily the highest among Durham communities, while Brock Township reported zero cases on Saturday and Sunday.

Thursday’s late reporting death was from Scugog.

There are 771 active cases in Durham and just 10 outbreaks in long-term care homes and retirement residences, with none of the outbreaks affecting more than four people. There are ten people isolating from four different outbreaks at Lakeridge Health Bowmanville.

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