New case of COVID-19 reported in Brock for sixth straight day

Another confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in Brock Township Tuesday (Jan. 5), bringing the total to 39 since the pandemic emerged.

It’s the sixth straight day a confirmed case has been reported in the municipality (seven 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, behind only Uxbridge.

There are currently nine active cases in the township, with eight individuals in home isolation and another in hospital.

Overall, there have been 8,065 confirmed cases in Durham – 2,360 in Ajax, 1,847 in Pickering, 1,559 in Oshawa, 1,413 in Whitby, 579 in Clarington, 172 in Uxbridge, 84 in Scugog and the 39 in Brock Township. An additional 12 cases are under investigation.

A total of 880 residents are in home isolation, with 41 currently hospitalized.

A total of 242 deaths – including 202 at long-term care and retirement homes – have been attributed to COVID-19.

A total of 6,902 cases have been resolved, which represents 86 per cent of the total.

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

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