Only 76 new COVID-19 cases in Ontario, lowest increase since March 22

No new cases in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties

Premier Doug Ford thanks the people of Ontario for their efforts at preventing the spread of COVID-19 during a Queen's Park media conference on July 29, 2020, when he announced that Toronto and Peel Region can proceed to stage three of the province's reopening and the establishment of an independent commission into COVID-19 and long-term care. (CPAC screenshot)
Premier Doug Ford thanks the people of Ontario for their efforts at preventing the spread of COVID-19 during a Queen's Park media conference on July 29, 2020, when he announced that Toronto and Peel Region can proceed to stage three of the province's reopening and the establishment of an independent commission into COVID-19 and long-term care. (CPAC screenshot)

Here is an update on COVID-19 cases in Ontario as well as the greater Kawarthas region.

Ontario is reporting only 76 new cases of COVID-19 — the lowest day-over-day increase since March 22. The number of hospitalizations, ICU admissions, and people on ventilators also continues to decrease. In the last day, the vast majority of the public health units have reported five or fewer cases in their regions.

The continued decrease in new cases, after a brief spike last week, prompted Premier Doug Ford to announce on Wednesday (July 29) that two of the three regions remaining in stage two — Toronto and Peel Region — can proceed to stage three of the province’s reopening on Friday, leaving only Windsor-Essex in stage two.

“When you look at 28,000 tests and we came out with (76) cases, that’s impressive and I want to thank the people of Ontario, you guys are absolute champions,” Ford said during a media conference at Queen’s Park.

“But we can’t take our eye off the ball for a second,” Ford was quick to add. “It will come back and bite us on the backside, the second wave, like we’ve never seen before. By no means is this over. I emphasize, do not — do not — have parties. Do not have these big gatherings, because we’re risking everything.”

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As for the greater Kawarthas region, the news is also positive. There are no new COVID-19 cases in Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Haliburton, or Hastings and Prince Edward counties. One additional case in Kawartha Lakes has now been resolved.

Since the pandemic began, there have been 95 confirmed positive cases in the Peterborough area (93 resolved with 2 deaths), 175 in the City of Kawartha Lakes (154 resolved with 32 deaths), 25 in Northumberland County (24 resolved with no deaths), 13 in Haliburton County (12 resolved with no deaths), and 43 in Hastings County and Prince Edward County (38 resolved with 5 deaths). The most recent death was reported on May 7 by Hastings Prince Edward Public Health.

Province-wide, there have been 38,986 confirmed cases, an increase of 76 from yesterday’s report, with 34,741 cases (89.1% of all cases) resolved, an increase of 173. There have been 2,769 deaths, an increase of 1, with 1,793 deaths reported in long-term care homes (no change from yesterday). A total of 2,114,263 tests have been completed, an increase of 27,308 from yesterday, with 18,268 tests under investigation, an increase of 5,349.

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 health units. This information is at least 24 hours old, so it is not real-time data. Note that each health unit reports the information in a different way.

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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: 95 (no change, last positive case was on June 20)
Active cases: 0 (no change)
Deaths: 2 (no change)
Resolved: 93 (no change)
Total tests completed: Over 21,000 (increase of 600)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

 

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.

The health unit provides reports on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Confirmed positive: 213, including 175 in Kawartha Lakes, 25 in Northumberland, 13 in Haliburton (no change)
Probable cases: 1 (increase of 1)
Hospitalizations: 14 (no change)
Deaths: 32 (no change)
Resolved: 190, including 154 in Kawartha Lakes, 24 in Northumberland, 12 in Haliburton (increase of 1, in Kawartha Lakes)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

 

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health

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

The health unit provides reports on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, excluding statutory holidays. These numbers are from July 24; the next report will be available on July 29.

Confirmed positive: 43 (no change, last positive case was on May 18)
Deaths: 5 (no change)
Hospitalized: 0 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 0 (no change)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 0 (no change)
Recovered: 38 (no change)
Total tests completed: 17,453 (increase of 494)
Institutional outbreaks: None (no change)

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Province of Ontario

Confirmed positive: 38,986 (increase of 76)
Resolved: 34,741 (increase of 174, 89.1% of all cases are resolved)
Hospitalized: 91 (decrease of 4)
Hospitalized and in ICU: 28 (increase of 3)
Hospitalized and in ICU on ventilator: 17 (decrease of 1)
Deaths: 2,769 (increase of 1)
Deaths of residents in long-term care homes: 1,793 (no change, 64.8% of all deaths)
Total tests completed 2,114,263 (increase of 27,308)
Tests under investigation: 18,268 (increase of 5,349)

 New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from June 28 - July 28, 2020. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

New COVID-19 cases in Ontario from June 28 – July 28, 2020. The red line is the number of new cases reported daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of new cases. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from June 28 - July 280, 2020. The red line is the number of tests completed daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)
COVID-19 tests completed in Ontario from June 28 – July 280, 2020. The red line is the number of tests completed daily, and the dotted green line is a five-day moving average of tests completed. (Graphic: kawarthaNOW.com)

 

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

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