Durham reports 67 new COVID-19 cases in past two days – Whitby records 14

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Published October 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm

COVID-19 numbers in Durham took a big jump in the past two days, with new case totals climbing from Tuesday’s 24 to 36 Wednesday and 31 yesterday.

The number of new cases were spread out almost evenly among the urban lakeshore communities, with Whitby recording the highest number Wednesday with seven and Pickering, Clarington and Whitby each recording seven new cases Thursday.

Brock Township has not recorded a new COVID case all week.

There are 173 active cases in the region, with four people in hospital and one in ICU.

Three new long-term care outbreaks were reported in the last two days. Two people are isolating at Glenhill Terrace in Whitby, two are self-isolating at Livita Centennial in Oshawa and a unknown number of people reported positive for the virus at Whitecliff Terrace in Courtice.

Durham Health only reports the number of people who test positive if they reside in Durham Region.

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