Peterborough Public Health Launches New Local COVID-19 Data Tracker Tool

Written by Communications, October 9, 2020

Interactive Tool Improves Access to COVID-19 Case & Outbreak Information

Peterborough Public Health has launched its new local COVID-19 data tracker available at https://localcovidtracker.ca/. This interactive online tool is updated by 5:00 p.m. daily and allows residents to stay on top of all COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and related statistics for the Peterborough area.

“This COVID-19 Tracker allows residents to sort local data by different filters, such as time frame and type of outbreak,” said Jane Hoffmeyer, Manager of Foundational Standards whose team developed the COVID-19 Tracker. “It also uses charts and other graphics to visualize the data, making it easier to understand how the pandemic is affecting us locally.”

The COVID-19 Tracker includes local data on:

  • New, active and resolved cases
  • Sources of exposure
  • Hospitalizations
  • Outbreak information for long-term care, retirement homes, and schools

Hoffmeyer noted that Peterborough Public Health’s current COVID-19 case status webpage sees more than 4,500 unique views daily, and recently spiked at 7,265 views following reports of the first local school-related COVID-19 case.

Peterborough Public Health’s COVID-19 Tracker is the community’s central repository for local COVID-19 data. It also includes links to data resources available on provincial and federal websites and from neighbouring public health units.

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For further information, please contact:

Brittany Cadence, Communications Manager

705-743-1000, ext. 391