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Status of COVID-19 Cases and Vaccinations in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties

Case counts listed below are based on lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in residents of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties. Data is extracted from the province’s Integrated Public Health Information System (IPHIS) for cases reported up to August 12, 2020 and from the COVID-19 Case and Contact Management (CCM) system from August 13, 2020 onward. Effective January 10, 2022, this dashboard will be updated Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding statutory holidays) by 11:00 am. Between 10:00 am to 11:00 am, visuals in the dashboard may present conflicting information. Certain visuals will update sooner than others due to data caching on the Microsoft Power BI server. Refresh page for latest version.

Local data is continuously shifting to reflect changes from CCM case information for our region, and to reflect the ongoing review of data quality. As such, information presented in this dashboard may differ from what has been displayed in previous reports. Each new report represents the most up to date information available, and replaces all previously reported statistics. When differences arise between information in this dashboard and provincially released data about cases in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, this dashboard takes precedence. Provincial reporting may incorrectly attribute some positive COVID-19 cases to Hastings and Prince Edward Counties that are associated with former residents who have not updated their addresses with the province.

As of December 31, 2021 eligibility for COVID-19 testing has been limited to the most vulnerable/highest risk individuals and settings. As a result, reported confirmed cases will not adequately reflect the true number of people with COVID-19 in the region. All individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 should assume they have the virus. Case rates and percent positivity should not be compared to those before changes in testing eligibility.

In alignment with current provincial guidance, HPEPH is following exposures to COVID-19 in high-risk settings including long-term care and retirement homes, hospitals, and congregate living settings. As a result, our ability to identify outbreaks in other settings (e.g. workplaces, retail, restaurants) is severely limited. While the HPEPH dashboard is now reporting outbreaks only in the settings above, it is important to recognize this may not accurately reflect the number of outbreaks in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

Beginning January 10, 2022 the information reported on the HPEPH COVID-19 dashboard has been updated as a response to changes in COVID-19 testing eligibility. Review the changes in the media release.

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How to Use the Dashboard

Lab Confirmed Cases and Transmission

The top table on the left side lists cases by assigned case number, date of lab confirmation and type of transmission for all cases in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties (HPEC). The summary table below provides detailed information about cases, including transmission and current status, broken down by how recently the cases were reported.

Hospitalizations and Institutional Outbreaks

These tables describe hospitalizations and institutional outbreaks by new, ongoing, and resolved.

COVID-19 Testing Data

This graph represents counts of swabs completed for COVID-19 testing at the regional COVID-19 Assessment Centres, by Hastings Quinte Paramedic Services and by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health. The line represents the cumulative total of swabs completed by date.

Cases by Date and Other Characteristics

This right half of the dashboard can be filtered by date by selecting the boxes under “Select Dates: Between” and entering the dates for the time period of interest. By hovering the mouse over the interactive map on the top right side, number of cases and rates by geographic area become visible in a pop-up box. By hovering the mouse over the bar chart, number of cases and rates by age and gender become visible in a pop-up box.

The middle bar chart on the right side shows cumulative cases and the 7-day average number of new cases by date, while the bottom bar chart provides information on active and resolved cases by date. Hovering over the bars in these graphs will show the number of cases and rates in a pop-up box.

Accessing This Information

If you have trouble viewing the dashboard, please open it in a new window. We are committed to ensuring the information we provide is as accessible as possible. If you require information about local COVID-19 cases and testing in an alternate format, please complete a request for accessible service, or contact us at 613-966-5500 or 1-800-267-2803.

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Effective January 5, Ontario has moved to Modified Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen. Details of easing public health measures starting on January 31 are available at covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

SYMPTOMS OR EXPOSURE TO COVID-19?

Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive, or you are a high-risk contact.

COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Contact Centre at 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.

Walk-ins are available at most locations. Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.

Appointments are also available at participating local pharmacies.

For information about vaccinations for children and youth, visit  hpePublicHealth.ca/covid-19-vaccines-youth.