Sixty new COVID-19 cases in Durham; 14 from Oshawa

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Published March 22, 2022 at 3:27 pm

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) will no longer require visitors of its hospitals to show proof of vaccination, as of Tuesday. Masks will still be mandatory.

Sixty new COVID-19 cases were reported in Durham Monday as the virus continues to hang around.

Four communities reported double digits in new cases: Oshawa (14), Pickering (13) and Whitby and Clarington, with eleven each. Brock Township reported zero new cases and has reported just five in the past seven days. The Township has only two active cases on its books.

There are four active outbreaks in long-term care homes, with eight people having tested positive. Six of those isolating are at Hillsdale Estates in Oshawa, which is undergoing its 11th outbreak in two years. The biggest lasted from December 27, 2021 to February 4, with a total of 100 people infected, but the most tragic occurred between August 26 and September 29 of last year when eight residents died from contracting the virus.

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