COVID-19: 3 new cases for Peterborough area, more child cases at Buckhorn daycare, Havelock school c …

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Peterborough Public Health reports three new cases of COVID-19, including a variant of concern on Tuesday.

The new cases, along with nine more resolved cases, decrease the number of active cases to 35 as reported on the health unit’s COVID-19 tracker. There are now 570 resolved cases out of the 614 cases since the pandemic was declared. There were 561 resolved cases reported on Monday.

As reported earlier Tuesday, the health unit says its first variant of concern is a case of the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first discovered in the United Kingdom.

Read more: First case of U.K. variant of COVID-19 found in Peterborough area

A COVID-19 outbreak remains declared at Buckhorn Day Care and Nursery School in the Municipality of Trent Lakes. As of Tuesday morning, the province reports there were 13 cases: Eight among attendees and five among caregivers/staff. Last week there were 12 cases: six attendees, six caregivers/staff.

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Close contacts dropped on Tuesday to 237, down from 242 on Monday.

Also on Tuesday, the Kawartha, Pine Ridge District School Board reported that the three cases at Havelock-Belmont Public School had been declared resolved after they were initially reported Feb…

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