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January 29: Daily COVID Update
kawarthaNOW.com, 29 Jan 2021
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January 29: Daily COVID Update

Ontario announced mandatory on-arrival testing of all international travellers at Toronto Pearson International Airport effective February 1, 2021 in response to 51 cases of the COVID-19 UK variant in Ontario. These measures were in addition to those announced by the federal government, restricting all inbound international flights to landings in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary or Vancouver; travellers were expected to take a COVID-19 test and quarantine at their own expense in government-approved hotel locations for up to 3 days while awaiting test results; and major airlines suspended service to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico until April 30th. The health unit provides reports from Monday to Saturday, excluding statutory holidays. Confirmed positive: 839, including 424 in Kawartha Lakes, 367 in Northumberland, and 48 in Haliburton (increase of 6, including 5 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland) *Active cases: 61, including 46 in Kawartha Lakes, 13 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (decrease of 22, including 17 in Kawartha Lakes, 2 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton) Probable cases: 7, including 6 in Kawartha Lakes and 1 in Northumberland (net increase of 3) High-risk contacts: 126, including 63 in Kawartha Lakes, 43 in Northumberland, and 15 in Haliburton (net decrease of 8)** Hospitalizations (total to date): 32, including 22 in Kawartha Lakes, 8 in Northumberland, and 2 in Haliburton (no change)*** Deaths (including among probable cases): 48, including 40 in Kawartha Lakes and 8 in Northumberland (increase of 1 in Northumberland) Resolved: 740, including 351 in Kawartha Lakes, 346 in Northumberland, 43 in Haliburton (increase of 26, including 22 in Kawartha Lakes, 1 in Northumberland, and 3 in Haliburton) Institutional outbreaks:Hope St. Terrace long-term care home in Port Hope, Caressant Care McLaughlin Road long-term care home in Lindsay, Golden Plough Lodge in Cobourg, Warkworth Place long-term care home in Warkworth, Caressant Care retirement home inLindsay (no change) *The health unit states that total counts and counts for individual counties may fluctuate from previously reported counts as cases are transferred to or from the health unit based on case investigation details and routine data cleaning. **This total includes an additional 11 high-risk contacts directly followed up through the Public Health Ontario contact tracing process that are missing the contacts’ county. ***As of January 29, Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay reports 3 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 (an increase of 1 from yesterday).