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Durham sees significant jump in COVID cases over weekend

Durham saw a significant jump in COVID-19 cases with more than 80 new cases reported over the weekend.

There were 63 new cases reported on Sunday, the largest jump in positive cases in Durham since the start of the second wave, six of which were reported in Oshawa.

There are currently a total of 46 confirmed cases in home isolation in Oshawa, with two cases in hospital, and a total of 218 confirmed cases across the region, with nine cases in hospital.

Ontario reported 1,050 new cases on Tuesday, up 1.4 per cent from Monday.

Positive cases continue to pop up in Durham schools, with 22 current cases in the Durham District School Board, four of which are at Oshawa schools. Walter E. Harris PS and Northern Dancer PS each have one confirmed case, and there are two confirmed cases at Sherwood PS.

The Catholic school board currently has nine confirmed cases – eight in Ajax, and one in Oshawa at Monsignor Paul Dwyer Catholic High School.

Durham also has one ongoing institutional outbreak, with three confirmed cases at Traditions of Durham Retirement Residence in Oshawa.