No new COVID cases in region Sunday

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No new cases of COVID-19 were reported Sunday in Hastings-Prince Edward, though there remained 12 active cases.

Of the 12 active cases, half were in Belleville, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s Sunday update noted.

There were two each in the combined area of Tyendinaga Township-Deseronto and in Prince Edward County. Central Hastings County and Quinte West each had one case.

The youngest person infected was age 19 or younger, while the else was age 70 or older.

The region’s seven-day average of high-risk contacts per case was 3.1 people, while the seven-day case rate per 100,000 was 5.9 cases.

Hastings-Prince Edward remained in Ontario’s green zone of pandemic restrictions.

There were no hospitalizations or active outbreaks. Two active cases were those of health care workers, the health unit reported.

The region had recorded 395 cases since the pandemic began, with 377 recoveries and six deaths, including the death last week of a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory resident. It was the first local death linked to the virus since the spring of 2020.

No further doses of vaccine had been distributed; the region’s total remained at 1,483 doses.

The health unit announced Saturday people who visited Belleville’s Shoppers Drug Mart store at 405 Dundas St. E. on Feb. 14, Feb. 17 or Feb. 18 may have been at low risk of exposure to the novel coronavirus. They’re advised to watch for symptoms and, if any develop – even if they’re very mild – they should isolate themselves immediately and book an appointment for testing.

Call 613-966-5500 or visit hpepublichealth.ca for more information on symptoms, testing and more related to COVID-19.

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