Durham COVID-19 Update: January 5

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Durham COVID-19 Update: January 5's Profile



Data on how many people are in hospital or in the ICU is still not available on the Durham Health Departments data tracker.

On Wednesday, Lakeridge Health Chief of Staff Dr. Tony Stone said on the KX96 Morning Ride with Ellis and Archer that there were 65 people in hospital because of COVID-19.

The Durham Health Department is reporting 801 new cases on Wednesday.

However, the health department says recent changes to testing have led to a great underestimation of cases.

No new deaths were reported, leaving the death toll in the region at 391.

Of those who have died, 227 were residents at long-term care or retirement homes.

To date there have been 38,453 cases in Durham, with 31,534 of those cases now listed as resolved.

There are currently 6,528 active cases in the region.

Here is the regional breakdown for Wednesday:

The regional data for 141 confirmed cases is under investigation.

As of January 4, 1,232,454 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Durham.

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