3 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Northumberland County; 1 new case in City of Kawartha Lakes

There are now six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the jurisdiction of the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.

All six cases are related to travel, the health unit said. No other details were provided.

On Thursday, the health unit stated Northumberland County now has four confirmed cases of the COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Last Friday night, the health unit said its first confirmed case was a woman in her 60s in Northumberland County.

Now in Northumberland County other cases include a man in his 70s (case #3), a woman in her 60s (case #4), and a man in his 60s (case #5).

There is now a second confirmed case in the City of Kawartha Lakes: A woman in her 70 (case #6). The municipality’s first case was a woman in her 60s which was announced on Saturday (case #2).

Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay says the second case was confirmed following testing at its assessment centre.

“All established precautions were followed during assessment and testing, ensuring the continued safety of patients and the team,” the hospital stated.

The health unit says all six patients are currently self-isolating.


Earlier this week, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay opened a drive-thru COVID-19 assessment centre.

Effective Monday, March 23, all the health unit’s offices will be closed to the public except for lab pick up and delivery, needle exchanges and Naloxone.

As well, all health unit classes, clinics or meetings have been cancelled whether these were to be held in the health unit office or in a community meeting space or school. All health unit programming, except the COVID-19 response, and essential services, has been cancelled.

On Thursday morning, Peterborough Public Health announced the third confirmed case of COVID-19 within its jurisdiction.

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