COVID-19: 2 new cases for Peterborough area; 72% of adults have received first vaccine dose

Peterborough Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 in its jurisdiction on Thursday afternoon while reporting more than 72 per cent of the eligible adult population have now received at least their first vaccine dose.

In its update issued around 4:25 pm., the health unit reported 29 active cases, up from 28 reported over the past two days. The health unit serves Peterborough, Peterborough County, Curve Lake First Nation and Hiawatha First Nation.

There are now 1,487 resolved cases (seven more since Wednesday), which make up 96.7 per cent of the 1,537 cumulative cases since the pandemic was declared in March 2020.

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Variant cases are at 713, three more since Wednesday’s update. The first confirmed variant case in the health unit’s jurisdiction was reported on Feb. 23.


No new outbreaks were reported on Thursday, leaving two active outbreaks, both in the city:

  • Riverview Manor long-term care in Peterborough: Declared May 31 after two staff members tested positive.
  • Workplace in Peterborough (#11): Declared on May 28. Case details not available.

Since the pandemic began, the health unit has dealt with 301 COVID-19 cases associated with 50 outbreaks.

Other COVID-19 data for Thursday:

  • Deaths: 21 — the latest on Sunday, May 30, one of four that month since the pandemic was declared, two deaths have been linked to the Empress Gardens Retirement Residence in Peterborough. Another death was linked to the Severn Court Student Residence February outbreak in Peterborough, while three were tied to a November 2020 outbreak at Fairhaven.
  • Hospitalizations: at least 72 cases have required hospitalized care since the pandemic was declared — unchanged since Wednesday; 15 required the intensive care unit (unchanged). The ICU admissions make up one per cent of all the health unit’s cases.
  • Peterborough Regional Health Centrereports as of noon Thursday there were two COVID-19 inpatients — unchanged since Tuesday’s update. There have been at least 76 patient transfers from other areas — unchanged.
  • Close contacts: 59, down from 64 on Wednesday.
  • Trent University: Reports no cases.
  • Fleming Collegereports no cases related to its Sutherland campus.
  • More than 53,150 people have been tested for COVID-19.


On Thursday in its weekly vaccination update, the health unit reported 103,327 total vaccine COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered at clinics.

The health unit says 88,834 residents have received their first vaccine dose, compared to a week ago at 81,390 residents.

Moreover, 14,092 residents have received both their first and second doses.

Of the eligible population, 72.2 per cent of adults 18 and older have received their first vaccine dose.

As well, 29.2 per cent of youth ages 12 to 17 have received their first dose.

Vaccination appointments must be made via the provincial call centre at 1-833-943-3900, available daily 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., or anytime online.

Clinics are being run at the Evinrude Centre and Peterborough Regional Health Centre. Clinics for youth aged 12 to 17 are scheduled June 15-17 at the Evinrude Centre.

Peterborough and area pharmacies offering a vaccine to eligible recipients:

  • Aylmer Street Pharmacy, 296 Aylmer St N. (in Above and Beyond)
  • Costco Pharmacy, 485 The Parkway
  • Charlotte Care Pharmacy, 270 Charlotte St. Unit 100
  • Keene Drug Mart, 1105 Heritage Line in Keene
  • Havelock Pharmacy, 44 Ottawa St. W. in Havelock
  • High St. Guardian, 815 High St.
  • Loblaw Pharmacy, 400 Lansdowne St. E
  • Loblaw Pharmacy, 230 George St. N. (inside No Frills Grocery)
  • Medical Centre Pharmacy, 707 Charlotte St.
  • Pharmasave The Clinic Pharmacy at 26 Hospital Dr.
  • Rexall Pharmacy, 85 George St. N.
  • Rexall Pharmacy, 1154 Chemong Rd.
  • Rx Drug Mart, 16 Grand Road in Campbellford
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 971 Chemong Rd.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 250 Charlotte St.
  • Shoppers Drug Mart, 741 Lansdowne St. W.
  • Shoppers Simply Pharmacy, 361 George St. N.
  • Sobeys Pharmacy, 1200 Lansdowne St. W.
  • Walmart, 1002 Chemong Rd.
  • Walmart Pharmacy, 950 Lansdowne St. W.
  • Westmount Pharmacy, 1293 Clonsilla Ave.

Appointments are required and can be made by calling the respective pharmacies.

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