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HomeHealth and Lifestyle17 New Cases Of Coronavirus Reported In Kawartha Lakes Over The Weekend

17 New Cases Of Coronavirus Reported In Kawartha Lakes Over The Weekend

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit is reporting 17 new cases of Coronavirus in Kawartha Lakes over the weekend.

11 cases are associated with an outbreak at a City owned housing complex in Lindsay with the Delta variant being identified in at least one case. An outbreak was declared at the Kawartha Lakes Haliburton Housing at 68 Lindsay Street North on July 1st.

Read more here: https://www.kawartha411.ca/2021/07/02/coronavirus-outbreak-declared-at-68-lindsay-street-north-housing-complex/

The building houses 24 one-bedroom apartments that are geared-to-income. The goal of the facility is to help people transition out of homelessness according to the City.

The Health Unit says it is working with the municipality and Kawartha Lakes Housing to ensure enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices are in place at the building, and that personal protective equipment (PPE) is available and being used appropriately. The part of the building that contains the municipal office is not impacted by the outbreak and remains closed to the public.

Health Unit staff are continuing to work with the affected residents to facilitate quarantine/isolation as needed. As well, the Health Unit is working with its community partners to ensure residents have continued access to testing and vaccination according to the health unit.

There are now 27 active cases of the virus in Kawartha Lakes. The health unit is tracking another 17 high-risk contacts and one additional probable case.

There have been 1,114 cases of Coronavirus in the City since the pandemic began. 58 people have died in Kawartha Lakes. There is one person hospitalized locally.

We have reached out to the health unit to find out how many cases are associated with the outbreak at 68 Lindsay Street North in Lindsay but have not heard back.

This story has been updated with information from the health unit.



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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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