Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region – May 17, 2020

Cases and deaths as reported by regional health units: Peterborough Public Health; Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit; and Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Daily COVID-19 update for Peterborough and the greater Kawarthas region - May 17, 2020

kawarthaNOW is providing a daily report of COVID-19 cases in the greater Kawarthas region.

Here’s today summary: there are 74 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area, 142 in the City of Kawartha Lakes, 15 in Northumberland County, 7 in Haliburton County, and 42 in Hastings County and Prince Edward County.

There’s been no net change in cases from yesterday’s report: while 1 new case is reported in Peterborough, 1 case in Northumberland reported on May 16 has been transferred to another health unit based on the infected person’s current residential address. Note: Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is not providing updates of cases on weekends or statutory holidays; the next update from that health unit will be available on May 19.

There have been a total of 39 deaths. The most recent death was reported on May 7 by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Province-wide, there are 22,653 confirmed cases, an increase of 340 from yesterday, with 17,360 cases resolved, an increase of 340 from yesterday. There have been 1,881 deaths, an increase of 23 from yesterday. A total of 544,826 tests have been completed, an increase of 16,217 from yesterday, with 4,414 tests under investigation, a decrease of 6,151 from yesterday.

This report is based on data supplied by the province’s integrated Public Health Information System (iPHIS), as well as any additional information supplied by hospitals. This information is at least 24 hours old, so it is not real-time data.

We publish the daily report, usually by late afternoon, with the most current information released by health units. Note that each health unit reports the information in a different way.

 

Peterborough Public Health

Peterborough Public Health’s service area is the City and County of Peterborough and the Hiawatha and Curve Lake First Nations.

Confirmed positive: 74 (increase of 1 from May 16)
Confirmed negative: Data currently unavailable*
Results pending: Data currently unavailable*
Deaths: 2 (no change from from May 16)
Resolved: 68 (no change from May 16)
Total tests completed: Over 6,600*
Institutional outbreaks: Kawartha Heights Retirement Living in Peterborough (no change from May 16)

*Peterborough Public Health and its partners are currently testing in long-term care homes and retirement homes. This is rapidly increasing the number of tests performed and causing a delay in the health unit’s ability to accurately report these figures. Current data will be provided as soon as possible.

 

Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit

The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit’s service area is the City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland County, and Haliburton County.

Confirmed positive: 165, including 142 in Kawartha Lakes, 15 in Northumberland, 7 in Haliburton (decrease of 1 from May 16)*
Probable cases: 0 (no change from May 16)
Hospitalizations: 11 (no change from May 16)
Deaths: 32, including 28 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Bobcaygeon (no change from May 16)
Resolved: 133 (increase of 1 from May 16)
Institutional outbreaks: Caressant Care Lindsay, Maplewood Nursing Home in Brighton, Kawartha Lakes Retirement Residence in Bobcaygeon (no change from May 16)

*One case reported for Northumberland County on May 16 has been transferred to another health unit based on the person’s current residential address.

 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health’s service area is Hastings County (including Bancroft) and Prince Edward County.

Confirmed positive: 42 (no change from May 16)*
Probable cases: 182 (no change from May 16)*
Deaths: 5 (no change from May 16)*
Hospitalized: 1 (no change from May 16)*
Hospitalized and in ICU: 1 (no change from May 16)*
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 0 (no change from May 16)*
Recovered: 28 (increase of 1 from May 16)*
Total tests completed: 5,644 (increase of 332 from May 16)*
Institutional outbreaks: None*

*Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is not providing updates of cases on weekends or statutory holidays. The next update will be available on May 19.

 

Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 22,653 (increase of 340 from May 16)
Hospitalized: 934 (decrease of 41 from May 16)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 171 (increase of 9 from May 16)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 129 (decrease of 6 from May 16)
Deaths: 1,881 (increase of 23 from May 16)
Total tests completed 544,826 (increase of 16,217 from May 16)
Tests under investigation: 4,414 (decrease of 6,151 from May 16)
Resolved: 17,360 (increase of 340 from May 16)

Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario by public health unit, January 15 - May 16, 2020. (Graphic: Public Health Ontario)
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ontario by public health unit, January 15 – May 16, 2020. (Graphic: Public Health Ontario)

 

For more information about COVID-19 in Ontario, visit covid-19.ontario.ca.

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