Township resident hospitalized due to COVID-19

Another confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Brock Township Monday (Jan. 4), bringing the total to 38 since the pandemic emerged.

It’s the fifth straight day a confirmed case has been reported in the municipality (six cases in total). Despite the influx of new cases, the rate of transmission in Brock is still amongst the lowest in Durham over the past seven days.

There are currently eight active cases in the township, with seven individuals in home isolation and another in hospital. It’s the first time a local resident has been hospitalized due to COVID-19.

Overall, there have been 7,791 confirmed cases in Durham – 2,277 in Ajax, 1,778 in Pickering, 1,513 in Oshawa, 1,339 in Whitby, 549 in Clarington, 169 in Uxbridge, 67 in Scugog and the 38 in Brock Township. An additional 61 cases are under investigation.

A total of 948 residents are in home isolation, with 44 currently hospitalized.

A total of 241 deaths – including 202 at long-term care and retirement homes – have been attributed to COVID-19.

A total of 6,558 cases have been resolved, which represents 84 per cent of the total.

To access the Durham Region COVID-19 Data Tracker, click HERE.

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