New case of COVID-19 confirmed in Peterborough

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A new confirmed case of COVID-19 in the City and County of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation was reported by Peterborough Public Health on Friday afternoon.

This is Peterborough’s fifth new case so far this month.

The jurisdiction has now had 102 cumulative cases, with 97 cured, two previous deaths and three active cases.

The three active cases include a man in his 20s and a man in his 50s, according to Public Health Ontario

Peterborough now has a rate of 69 cases per 100,000 population, less than a quarter of the provincial average of 301.1 cases per 100,000 population on Friday. The rate of new cases over the past week has been less than a third of the province’s rate.

More than 23,850 residents, or about one in six, have now been tested for the virus, the health unit also reported on Friday.

Driving screening for COVID-19 continues at the Kinsmen Center on a first-come, first-served basis for people without symptoms who drive or enter the clinic. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Anyone with symptoms should call 705-876-5086 to arrange testing at the Peterborough Regional Health Center Assessment Center, where more than 10,000 tests have been performed. To schedule a weekend test, with or without symptoms, also call 705-876-5086.



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