Four new hospitalized cases of COVID-19, including two new intensive care unit admissions, were reported Friday afternoon by Peterborough Public Health, along with an increase in the number of active cases.
An undisclosed workplace outbreak that was declared on April 26 was also lifted on Friday.
Eight new cases of COVID-19 in the jurisdiction of the City and County of Peterborough, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation have been reported by the health unit.
Five cases were also resolved and one case from the day before was removed from the tally, resulting in 70 active cases, up from 68 on Thursday.
No new deaths or outbreaks were reported.
The jurisdiction has now had 1,281 cases with 1,196 resolved and 15 previous deaths.
Outbreaks continue at Sunshine Day Care Center on Bensfort Road in Peterborough, a family day care center in Peterborough County, an unnamed workplace and an unnamed community center.
The number of people at high risk due to close contact with a confirmed case followed by the health unit rose to 239, from 216 on Thursday.
The Peterborough Regional Health Center said it has received three new intensive care patients from hospitals in the eastern GTA that have reached capacity, for a cumulative total of 70 since January.
The PRHC had 14 patients admitted with COVID-19 on Friday, up from 15 on Friday.
More than 50,600 residents, or 34.2%, have been tested at least once for the virus.
COVID-19 testing continues at the Peterborough Regional Health Center and Northcrest Arena, both by appointment only. To reserve a spot, visit prhc.on.ca or peterboroughpublichealth.ca.
Testing by Peterborough Public Health staff can also be arranged at home by calling 705-743-1000.
Some people can be tested at the Shoppers Drug Mart on High Street and Lansdowne Street by appointment. Call 705-748-6141 or email [email protected] to make an appointment.
This is specifically for people who meet certain criteria: asymptomatic students, teachers and staff in schools and daycares; Long-term care home residents or workers; Visitors to a long-term care home; Residents or workers of homeless shelters; International students who have passed their 14 day quarantine period; Farmers; Self-identified indigenous people.
As of Thursday, 60,427 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were given at clinics in Peterborough, but that includes several hundred people from outside the region who have traveled here to get vaccination appointments available. This is an increase from 56,409 doses given a week ago.
There are 55,733 residents in the jurisdiction who have now received a first dose and 4,421 have received two doses, up from 52,143 and 4,211 a week ago.
People 50 and older can book appointments for COVID-19 at mass vaccination clinics online 24 hours a day at covid-19.ontario.ca/book-vaccine
To book by phone, dial 1-833-943-3900, but only for those who are eligible.
Eligibility to book vaccinations extended Thursday to all people 50 and over, people with high-risk health conditions, essential workers who cannot work from home (including school workers primary and secondary) and to all Aboriginals who have not already had the chance to reserve.
Rexall Pharmacy on Chemong Road, Guardian Pharmacy on High Street, and Drugstores at Costco and Chemong Road Walmart are currently offering AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccination to people 40 years of age and older. Appointments are mandatory and can be made by calling pharmacies or registering on their online sites. Vaccinations are performed after vaccine shipments arrive.