Two more COVID deaths in Pickering as number (mostly) continue to fall

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Published February 8, 2022 at 4:01 pm

Hospital numbers in Durham Region for COVID patients fell yesterday, as did the active case count for the virus.

New cases jumped by more than 50, however, and two more deaths were added to Sunday – both from Pickering – bringing the death count to nine in the past seven days and 432 since the beginning of the pandemic.

There were 89 people in hospital with COVID Monday, down from 101 Sunday, with eight people in ICU. The active case count fell by a margin of 69 to 1,183 as well, but the new case total rose more 50 from the (adjusted number) of 67 Sunday to 122 Monday, including 35 from Oshawa and 27 from Pickering.

Institutional outbreaks rose one to 20, but the number of people isolating fell to 34. There are no outbreaks in retirement residences and long-term care homes bigger than eight.

The percentage of Durham residents 12 and over now at least double vaccinated is now 86.5. Well over half (53.4 per cent) of Durham residents in the newly qualified 5-22 demographics have now received one dose and 26.7 per cent are already double vaccinated.

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