Whitby helps new case numbers more than double in Durham; other COVID-19 signs still positive


Published February 24, 2022 at 2:39 pm


New COVID-19 cases more than doubled in Durham Region Wednesday, although most other indicators point to the community climbing out of the pandemic sooner rather than later.

There were no deaths to report; hospitalizations fell to 38 (five people remain in ICU) and, despite the increase in new daily cases, the active case total dropped from 438 to 429.

One area of concern is the outbreak at Abbeylawn Retirement Centre in Pickering, which has now grown to include 14 patients and staff. It is the only institutional outbreak (of just eight) in the region larger than six in size.

Whitby had the most new cases of the virus at 29, followed by Oshawa (25), Clarington (22) and Pickering (21).

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