Coronavirus: Peterborough Public Health Reports Second Death from COVID-19 Complications – Peterborough

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The health unit representing Peterborough and the region reports a second death related to complications from COVID-19.

According to the daily status report from Peterborough Public Health released Tuesday afternoon, an individual died earlier this month. However, the cause of death was “just determined” to be related to complications from COVID-19. The individual has not been identified.

The health unit said medical officer of health Dr. Rosana Salvaterra will have an update at a press conference on Wednesday.

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The health unit reported the first death from COVID-19 on April 12 after the retired Peterborough School Board psychologist George Dimitroff at the Peterborough Regional Health Center.

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The health unit also reported three new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the total to 86 in its jurisdiction from Peterborough, County of Peterborough, Hiawatha First Nation and Curve Lake First Nation.

Of the 3,713 people tested according to Tuesday’s report, 2,798 were confirmed negative. Test results are still pending for 829 people, the health unit noted.

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Forty-two of the 86 cases were reported resolved.

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Earlier on Tuesday, PRHC said a patient was staying in his intensive care unit with COVID-19.

The health unit notes that facility outbreaks also remain in effect at:

The province of Ontario reported 525 new cases of coronavirus and 59 more deaths on Tuesday.

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