Whitby leads new COVID-19 case count as numbers continue to fall in Durham


Published February 11, 2022 at 4:25 pm

Almost all the signs were positive on the COVID-19 front in Durham Region Thursday, with hospital cases dropping to 64 from 75 and new cases of the virus falling to 88 from 127.

There are still seven people with COVID in IC units in the region but there are no new deaths to report in Durham.

Outbreaks in institutions fell slightly to 15, though the number of people affected rose to 31 from Wednesday’s total of 24. The biggest individual outbreak at long term care homes and retirement residences is just six (Orchard Villa in Pickering) while Lakeridge Bowmanville has nine people affected in four different mini-outbreaks.

There are 835 people on the active case roll in Durham.

For the first time in weeks Oshawa was not the leader in new cases, reporting just 15 Thursday. Whitby reported 32, followed by Ajax with 21. Scugog and Uxbridge both reported zero new cases.

There are no workplace or child care outbreaks to report.

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