Three new confirmed COVID-19 cases were reported by Peterborough Public Health on Saturday.
The health unit is reporting cases that have been confirmed in the city and county of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation, and Hiawatha First Nation.
There are 23 active cases. Since the pandemic began in March, 191 cases have been confirmed, 164 have been fixed and four have died. Of that, 56 percent came from contact with a case, 18.8 percent from travel, and 24.1 percent from community spread, reports Peterborough Public Health.
As of Saturday, 36,000 people had been tested at least once. That’s roughly one in five people, or 24.3 percent.
There are 10 people in the hospital, three in the intensive care unit. An outbreak has been reported at the Fairhaven nursing home.
Peterborough was in the green zone on the provincial government’s color-coded rating system, the lowest level for pandemic restrictions, but moves to the yellow zone at 12:01 p.m. on Monday with stricter restrictions.
COVID-19 tests will continue at the Peterborough Regional Health Center and Northcrest Arena, both by appointment only. To book a spot, visit prhc.on.ca or peterboroughpublichealth.ca.
Tests by Peterborough Public Health staff can also be arranged at home by calling 705-743-1000.
Some people can be tested by appointment at Shoppers Drug Mart on High and Lansdowne Streets. Call 705-748-6141 or send an email to [email protected] to make an appointment.
This is especially true for people who meet certain criteria: residents or workers in nursing homes; Visitors to a nursing home; Residents or workers in homeless shelters; International students who have passed their 14-day quarantine period; Farm workers; Individuals who need a COVID-19 test for international travel authorization; Self-identified indigenous people.