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More than 260 COVID cases reported in Durham over weekend

Some Durham pharmacies now offering COVID-19 vaccine

Durham Region Health reported more than 260 cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing the total active cases across Durham to 1,294.

There were 128 cases reported Sunday, April 4, and 134 cases reported on Saturday, April 3.

Of the total active cases, 1,239 are in home isolation, and 55 are in hospital with 14 in the ICU.

Oshawa reported 59 new cases over the weekend – 33 on Saturday and 26 on Sunday.

There are currently 274 active cases in Oshawa. Of those, 262 are in home isolation, and 12 are in hospital with three in the ICU.

There has also been one recent death in Oshawa, which was reported on April 1 and was the only reported death in Durham in the last seven days.

Furthermore, there are 107 active variant cases of COVID-19, bringing the total variant cases (confirmed or screened positive) in Durham to 1,922.

Durham Public Health is currently moving in Phase 2 of the province’s vaccination plan and vaccinations will be based on age and risk factors, according to the health department.

The current priority groups in Durham include adults 65 years of age and older, all Indigenous adults and adult household members, those with health conditions, starting with Highest-Risk and High-Risk heath conditions, and those living in high-risk congregate settings.

Vaccination clinics are open across the region, with at least one clinic in east municipality. The mobile clinic is also available, and some local pharmacies are vaccinating as well.

There are 19 pharmacies in Durham Region that are now offering the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The list of pharmacies participating in Durham are as follows:


Costco Pharmacy, 130 Riston Rd., Oshawa, ON L1G 0A6

Lovell Drugs Whitby, 600 Grandview St. S., Oshawa, ON L1H 8P4

Rexall Pharma Plus, 438 King St. W., Oshawa, ON L1J 2K9

Shoppers Drug Mart, 20 Warren Ave., Oshawa, ON L1J 0A1


Costco Pharmacy, 150 Kingston Rd. E., Ajax, ON L1Z 1E5

Health-Rite Pharmacy, 75 Bayly S. W., Ajax ON L1S 7K7

Loblaw Pharmacy, 30 Kingston Rd. W., Ajax ON L1T 4K8

Rexall, 955 Westney Rd. S., Unit 7, Ajax, ON L1S 3K7

Shoppers Drug Mart, 15 Westney Rd. N., Ajax, ON L1T 1P4


Shoppers Drug Mart, 1428 Highway 2, Courtice, ON L1E 2J5


Rexall, 1900 Dixie Rd., Pickering, ON L1V 6M4

Shoppers Drug Mart, 650 Kingston Rd., Pickering, ON L1V 3N7

Superseven Pharmacy, 220 Brock Rd., Unit 15, Pickering, ON L1X 2R2

Port Perry

11 Water St., Unit B, Port Perry, ON L9L 1H9

Port Perry Remedy’s RX, 1893 Scugog St., Port Perry, ON L9L 1H9


Lovell Drugs, 617 Victoria St. W., Unit 9, Whitby, ON L1N 0E4

Pringle Creek Pharmasave, 728 Anderson St., Whitby ON L1N 3V6

Shoppers Drug Mart, 1801 Dundas St. E., Whitby, ON L1N 7C5

Shoppers Drug Mart, 910 Dundas St. W., Whitby, ON L1P 1P7

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