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Haliburton active COVID-19 cases count down to one, 59.2 % of Haliburton with first dose

No new cases of COVID-19 and two recoveries were reported in the County of Haliburton in the last two days. 

One case remains active in our county as of Tuesday afternoon.

91 cases were added in the rest of the district in the last 48 hours, 11 in Northumberland and 80 in Kawartha Lakes. 

The local health unit confirmed the sudden rise in numbers from Kawartha is in part because of additional cases within the Central East Correctional Centre (CECC) in Lindsay this weekend.

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The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit declared an outbreak at the CECC on May 17 after six inmates in various areas of the facility were confirmed positive. 

The outbreak was then declared facility-wide as additional inmates and staff were confirmed positive.

Over the weekend, the Health Unit was notified of 88 confirmed cases within the City of Kawartha Lakes – 67 of which are related to the CECC outbreak.

As of Tuesday, 122 inmates and nine staff have tested positive with relation to the outbreak.

In addition, the health unit said lab testing detected mutations consistent with a variant, however, the specific variant lineage is yet to be confirmed.

The health unit administered over 6,100 doses of COVID-19 vaccines over the last seven days. 

As of Tuesday, just under two-thirds of residents 12 years and older in the County of Haliburton have received their first shot of a vaccine.

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