Health unit reports 50 cases of COVID-19 in City of Kawartha Lakes, 14 in Northumberland County

There are now 50 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the City of Kawartha Lakes and 14 in Northumberland County, the region’s health unit reported Friday.

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit released the data at 1:30 p.m. Friday, noting its information can be up to 25 hours behind current updates. There also remains one confirmed case in Haliburton County. The health unit noted there was a “duplication” error issued Thursday which stated there were 15 cases in Northumberland County.

Of the 50 cases in the City of Kawartha Lakes, the health unit reports 17 deaths related to COVID-19. However, Dr. Michelle Snarr, medical director of Pine Crest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon, reported Friday morning another four deaths at the long-term care home.

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The death toll stands at the facility is 20 along with one spouse of a resident, Snarr noted, bringing the municipality’s total to 21.

In a message on Twitter issued Friday, City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham reminded residents to simply “stay home” this weekend to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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