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COVID-19

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 June 14, 2022 this dashboard will be updated weekly on Tuesday at 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.

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.

As of Jan 31, 2022, deaths that are unrelated to COVID-19 are not included on the HPEPH COVID-19 dashboard. Cause of death is not always known at time of reporting. As such, the count of deaths is subject to change as cause of death data becomes available.

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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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COVID-19 VACCINES IN HPEPH

Appointments for individuals 5+ can be booked through the provincial vaccine booking site, or by calling 1-833-943-3900 from 8 am to 8 pm, 7 days a week.  

Due to limited supply, HPEPH will initially be prioritizing available bivalent vaccine for residents and workers at identified highest-risk facilities.  Some HPEPH vaccination clinics MAY offer the bivalent vaccine, as availability allows. Vaccine clinics in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will continue to offer monovalent vaccines (the same mRNA vaccines given as the primary series) for all eligible individuals until a steady supply of the bivalent vaccine is available.

Visit the HPEPH vaccine booking web page for details.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Symptoms or exposure? Visit www.ontario.ca/exposed for the most up to date information about what to do.

For the most up to date information on current provincial restrictions, visit https://covid-19.ontario.ca/public-health-measures.

The Ministry of Health has launched a new toll-free line as an additional resource to help answer questions from the public regarding evolving COVID-19 testing and isolation guidance. The line can be reached at 1-888-777-0730, and is available from 8 am to 6 pm, 7 days a week.