The local health unit reported four new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries in Haliburton since Saturday.

The county now stands at 12 active cases with one more resident screening positive for a variant of concern**.

In Kawartha Lakes, 11 cases and 13 recoveries were added placing Kawartha at 46 active cases.

The health unit also reported two more people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Kawartha in addition to declaring an outbreak today at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School in Lindsay. 

25 new cases and double that in recoveries were reported in Northumberland bringing that county down to 93 active cases. 

An outbreak was also declared in Northumberland on Sunday in the Grafton Post Office.

The health unit added that then more people from Kawartha and three more from Northumberland screened positive for a variant of concern since Saturday’s update.

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit did about 2,300 tests for COVID-19 since Friday.

**Even though the variants of concern have been counted in the data today it takes two weeks for the results to return from the lab and these cases have already been counted in previous daily case counts.