COVID-19 numbers rise again in Hastings Prince Edward

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COVID-19 numbers rise again in Hastings Prince Edward

APRIL 07, 2021 – InQuinte

After a slight dip in the daily number of cases on Tuesday, the numbers crept right back up on Wednesday with 27 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

The Hastings Prince Edward health unit dashboard reports there are now 167 active cases of COVID-19 in the region.

As well a new outbreak has been declared, this one on Tri-Board Bus Number 499; two cases are reported in connection with that outbreak so far. It is the sixth outbreak declared in the last nine days and the fourth in Belleville in the same time period

Nearly half the new cases – 13 – are in Belleville with six in Quinte West, three each in Prince Edward County and Deseronto/Tyendinaga and one each in Central Hastings and North Hastings.

Three people remain in hospital and one is in ICU. The cause of transmission for most of the cases is still pending but 78 variants of concern have been reported.

Active cases remain primarily in Belleville and Quinte West which each now having 61 active cases. There are 17 in Central Hastings, 16 in Prince Edward County and eight in Deseronto/Tyendinaga.

There are also three in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory and one in North Hastings.

The dashboard also reports 3,183 people have been fully vaccinated while 36,677 vaccines have been administered.

In Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge, only six new cases were reported in the last 24 hours with four in Northumberland and two in Kawartha Lakes.

The number of active cases rose to 93 with 63 in Northumberland, 23 in Kawartha Lakes and seven in Haliburton. Four cases are currently hospitalized in the ICU.