The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit had added one new COVID-19 case in Haliburton County.

It’s the second case to be added this week after our region went over a month without a new case being reported.

According to HKPR’s COVID-19 dashboard, there are now two unresolved cases of the virus in Haliburton. The Health Unit has reported a total of 53 cases of the coronavirus locally with 51 considered resolved.

HKPR also reported one new case of the virus in Kawartha Lakes and one in Northumberland. A total of 557 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Kawartha with another 465 reported in Northumberland.

The Health Unit reports zero tests have come back positive for the N501Y mutation that is found in B.1.1.7 – the variant originally from the UK, P.1 – originating in Brazil, and B1.351 – the variant originally from South Africa. In Kawartha Lakes, three tests came back positive with the mutation and 22 tests were returned positive in Northumberland.