Durham COVID-19 Update: January 7

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Durham COVID-19 Update: January 7's Profile



An update on the number of people with COVID-19 in Durham hospitals and in the ICU hasn’t been available since December 31.

The Durham Health Department’s data tracker shows that information is currently unavailable.

On Thursday, Lakeridge Health Chief of Staff Dr. Tony Stone there were 70 people in hospital because of COVID-19.

The Durham Health Department is reporting 597 new cases on Friday.

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 394.

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

To date there have been 39,654 cases in Durham, with 31,419 of those cases now listed as resolved.

There are currently 6,841 active cases in the region.

Here is the regional breakdown for Friday:

The regional data for 126 confirmed cases is under investigation.

As of January 6, 1,249,157 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Durham.

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